CES 2012 Conference
For academic matters:
Prof. Ding Lu at ding.lu@ufv.ca

For logistics:
Prof. Bingtao Song at sbingtao@hotmail.com

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CES 2012 Annual Conference
Address:Kaifeng, Henan, China

The Chinese Economists Society (CES) calls for paper submissions for its 2012 CES China Conference, to be held in New Century Grand Hotel at Kaifeng city during June 23-24 (Saturday and Sunday), 2012. The local host for the conference is Henan University. The theme of the conference is “Development beyond the Middle Income Trap: China in Transition”. The conference consists of keynote and invited talks, roundtable forums and parallel sessions. Arrival and registration of participants will take place on June 22. All speeches and sessions are arranged on June 23-24, and June 25 is reserved for post conference activities such as continuing education programs or sightseeing.

CES invites both CES and non-CES members to present papers or propose organized sessions at the 2012 Conference. All fields of specialization within economics will be considered. Papers focusing on the Chinese economy and on the proposed conference theme will be given preferences. The paper submission deadline is February 15th, 2012.


Individual paper submissions in English should at least include a title, an abstract of no more than 400 words and JEL code(s) with keywords. All papers should be submitted via CES website at www.china-ces.org. You may submit only ONE paper. If you have a second paper to submit, it must be submitted and (if accepted) presented by your co-author. You will receive a notification by e-mail once your paper is accepted (or rejected) by March 15th, 2012. Individual paper submission in Chinese should follow the guideline at the Chinese conference website at http://econ.henu.edu.cn.


If you would like to organize one or more sessions on a specific topic and have speakers/presenters lined up, please contact Professor Ding Lu for approval at ding.lu@ufv.ca by January 15th, 2012. The organized session should consist of 3 to 4 papers. The session chair should submit the title of the session, the titles of the papers, the names of session presenters and their e-mails. Please note that papers included in the session must still go through the regular paper submission process through the CES website. However, the "Comments" section of the form should make reference to the special session (e.g., "this paper is part of a special session on Urbanization organized by Prof. So and So). The applicable submission deadline is also February 1st, 2011.


A partial list of confirmed international keynote and invited speakers includes:

 Dale T. Mortensen (2010 Nobel Prize Laureate), Northwestern University

 James Heckman (2000 Nobel Prize laureate), University of Chicago  

 Wing Thye Woo, University of California at Davis


Two (2) outstanding papers presented at the annual CES conferences by junior scholars will be selected for the Gregory Chow Best Paper Award. To be eligible for consideration, the primary author of the paper must be a graduate student or junior scholar who received a PhD within the last five years. Recipients of the award will receive a certificate and US$1,000. Please indicate your eligibility at the submission.


High-quality papers presented at the conference may be solicited for consideration for special issues in China Economic Review, Frontier of Economics in China, and Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies.

The conference offers exhibition opportunities for publishers. Please find more details at http://www.china-ces.org/files/exhibitors.pdf.


All presenters must register for the Conference. Registration should be made online through the conference website at www.china-ces.org under “Conferences”. You may wait to register until you find out whether your paper is accepted.



Before May 1st, 2012

After May 1st, 2012

Regular CES member



Non-CES member



Student CES member



Student non-CES member





English paper presenters with valid CES memberships will receive free three (3) nights’ stay at New Century Grand Hotel for a shared hotel room (double occupancy) or a single hotel room at Henan University Hotel, in addition to conference materials and free meals. Paper presenters do have the option to pay an additional US$50 per night per person to stay at NC Grand Hotel without sharing a room.


Any inquiry should be sent to:

For academic matters: Professor Ding Lu at ding.lu@ufv.ca

For logistics: Professor Bingtao Song at sbingtao@hotmail.com.

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