CES 2023 NA Conf
Qihong Liu (qliu@ou.edu)
Yang Song (ysong@colgate.edu)
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CES 2023 North America Conference
Address:University of Oklahoma

 Chinese Economists Society 2023 North America Conference

March 31-April 2, 2023

University of Oklahoma, USA

The Chinese Economists Society (CES) calls for papers for the 2023 North America Conference, to be held at the University of Oklahoma, March 31-April 2 (Friday - Sunday), 2023. The local host for the conference is the Department of Economics at the University of Oklahoma (OU).  The conference includes invited keynote speeches, roundtable forums, rising star sessions and parallel sessions.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

Judith Chevalier: William S. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Economic at Yale University; chair of the American Economic Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession; former co-editor of the American Economic Review and of the Rand Journal of Economics; elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Econometric Society.

Daniel Xu: Professor of Economics at Duke University; Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; co-editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics; associate editor of the Rand Journal of Economics and AEJ: Applied

Confirmed invited speakers include:

Yongmin Chen: Provost’s Chair Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder; Associate editor of RAND Journal of Economics.

Anthony Dukes: Robert E. Brooker Chair in Marketing and Professor at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business; co-director of the USC Marshall School Initiative on Digital Competition; senior editor of Marketing Science.

Zhiguo He: Fuji Bank and Heller Professor of Finance in the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago; Director of Becker Friedman Institute for Economics in China; Faculty co-director of the Fama-Miller Center; Executive Editor of Review of Asset Pricing Studies; Special-term Alibaba Foundation Professor at Tsinghua University; Research associate at National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Senior fellow at Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER).

Matt Kahn: Provost Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California; research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and IZA; Director of the Health Markets Initiative at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC; author of eleven books related to urban and environmental economics.

Shanjun Li: Professor of Applied Economics and Policy and Kenneth L. Robinson Chair in the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University; Director of the Cornell Institute for China Economic Research (CICER); Director of Graduate Studies in the Dyson School; research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); university fellow at Resources for the Future (RFF); editor for the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.

Scott Rozelle: Helen F. Farnsworth Senior Fellow and the co-director of Stanford Center on China's Economy and Institutions in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research at Stanford University; serving on the editorial boards of Economic Development and Cultural Change, Agricultural Economics, the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and the China Economic Review.

Tao Zha: Executive director of the Center for Quantitative Economic Research in the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Samuel Candler Dobbs professor of economics at Emory University; Research Associate at National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); serving on the editorial boards for American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics and Journal of Economic Literature.

This conference aims to promote academic exchanges among Chinese economists and those interested in the Chinese economy in a North American venue. It also provides professional development opportunities for doctoral candidates in North America who work on China-related research and/or are interested in China-based employments. This conference will have designated student sessions and provide other extended activities for these candidates. We encourage participating institutions, especially Chinese universities to recruit at the conference for new faculty and pursue visiting opportunities in North America for their faculty members. This conference also encourages student participation by offering Gregory Chow Rising Star Award, travel subsidies, and valuable opportunities for students to network with experienced scholars.



The CES invites both members and non-members to submit papers and/or to propose organized sessions at the 2023 CES North America Conference. All fields of specialization within Economics will be considered. To submit, please visit https://www.china-ces.org/Conferences/. Follow the instructions to enter the paper title, author name(s), JEL code(s), keywords and abstract of the paper and to upload a PDF file of your paper. Submissions without a complete paper will be considered, but preferences will be given to those with complete papers. Deadline for submission is December 31, 2022. We expect to send out notification of decision around January 15, 2023.

We are very excited to announce that there will be Rising Star Sessions on Friday afternoon (right before the welcome reception). All presenters will be Ph.D. students and we will arrange established scholars as discussants. Each session will consist of 3 papers for a total of 1.5 hours. To be considered for Rising Star Sessions (and eligible for the Rising Star Award), submit your paper online (see instructions above), and email Yang Song (ysong@colgate.edu) to indicate that your submission is intended for Rising Star Sessions. Your e-mail should also include a letter from your Graduate Program Director certifying that you are a graduate student in good standing.

If you would like to organize one or more sessions on a specific topic and have speakers/presenters lined up, please submit your proposal to Qihong Liu (qliu@ou.edu) and Yang Song (ysong@colgate.edu) by December 15, 2022. Each organized session should consist of four individual papers. Proposals should contain a tentative name of the session, titles of papers along with their abstracts, as well as names of session presenters and discussants with their e-mails. Please note that papers included in an organized session must still go through the regular paper submission process through the CES website to be included into the program.

Important Dates



December 15, 2022

Organized session proposal submission deadline (email to Qihong Liu, qliu@ou.edu, and Yang Song, ysong@colgate.edu)

December 31, 2022

Individual paper submission deadline (To submit, please visit https://www.china-ces.org/Conferences/)

January 15, 2023

Notification of decision



We will select two outstanding papers presented at the 2023 CES North America conference for the Gregory Chow Rising Star Award and Best Paper Award, respectively. All papers presented at the Rising Star Sessions (on Friday) will be automatically considered for the Rising Star Award. All papers presented by a junior scholar at the regular sessions (Saturday and Sunday) will be considered for the Best Paper Award. To be eligible for consideration for this prestigious award, the primary author of the paper must be a junior scholar who received his/her PhD within the last five years (no earlier than May 2018).



The CES plans to select a group of high-quality papers presented at the conference for a special issue at China Economic Review. Papers submitted for consideration of the special issue still need to go through regular review process. Details will be provided later, with Special Issue Call for Papers out in Fall 2023.



Limited travel subsidy of up to $500 per person are available to presenting authors. Preference will be given to students or junior faculty (received their doctoral degree May 2018 or later) and underrepresented groups. Recipients of the travel fund must be CES members who are current on dues while new members may receive priority. Eligible presenters may indicate their interest in applying for the travel subsidy when responding to the decision regarding their abstract submission.

Applicants for travel subsidy and/or registration waivers need to apply for the support by indicating their interest and providing appropriate documentations by February 1, 2023. Decisions will be sent to applicants by February 15, 2023.



All presenters and conference attendees must register for the Conference. Registration should be made online through the conference page at www.china-ces.org under “Conferences”. Please note that registration fees are non-refundable. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER BY February 28, 2023 TO BE INCLUDED INTO THE FINAL PROGRAM.

You can join the CES and become a member here: http://www.china-ces.org/AboutCES/Default.aspx?title=Join%20CES. Regular membership is $40 per year while student membership is $15 per year.


Registration Fee Schedule


Before or on Feb 15, 2023

After Feb 15, 2023

Regular CES member

US $100

US $150

Non-CES member

US $150

US $200

Student CES member

US $50

US $100

Student Non-CES member

US $80

US $130



Lodging information will be updated soon.

Transportation from Airport: The University of Oklahoma is around half an hour away from the Oklahoma City airport. Uber or Lyft (<$30) is probably the easiest option.

Transportation between hotel and conference location (OU campus): Shuttles will be provided.


Inquiries can be sent to Qihong Liu at qliu@ou.edu for general matters and Yang Song at ysong@colgate.edu for academic matters.

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