2016 CES NA Conference
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2016 CES North America Conference
Address:Doubletree by Hilton Sacramento,CA

Call for Papers


Establishing the New International Normal for Economic Growth in China and the World:

The Imperative for Sustainable Global Development


The 2016 North America Conference of the Chinese Economists Society

April 2-3, 2016

Sacramento, California, USA


The Chinese Economists Society (CES) is pleased to announce that the 2016 CES North America Conference will be held on April 2-3, 2016 in Sacramento, California. Conference check-in and a welcoming reception will be held on April 1. The local hosts for the conference are the University of California, Davis and California State University, Sacramento. The conference program will include a mixture of keynote speeches, invited talks and contributed sessions.   This conference will promote the exchange of academic ideas related to the Chinese economy in a North American venue. It also provides an opportunity for Ph.D. students in North America interested in working in China to learn about employment opportunities in China. We invite Chinese universities to recruit at the conference for new faculty and pursue visiting opportunities in North America for their faculty members.


Confirmed keynote speakers:

·         Robert Feenstra (University of California, Davis)

·         Avner Greif (Stanford University)

·         Wen Hai (Peking University HSBC Business School)


Paper Submissions

Prospective attendees should submit paper proposals electronically through the conference web site at http://china-ces.org. Submissions from all fields in Economics and Business will be considered, e.g. microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, finance, accounting.  The paper proposal must include the title, an abstract of no more than 400 words, and JEL code(s) with keywords.


Important Dates:

·         Conference dates: April 2-3, 2016

·         Submission deadline: Jan. 21st, 2016

·         Notification of Acceptance: Feb. 1st, 2016

·         Early registration close date: March 1st, 2016


Organized Sessions

If you would like to organize one or more sessions on a specific topic and have participants lined up, please send your proposal to chinaces2016@umich.edu. An organized session usually includes 3-4 paper presentations and discussants. When you submit your session, please be sure to include the following information: names, affiliation and contact information of the session organizer, and names, affiliation, and contact information for the presenters and discussants. 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 Professor So-and-So”). The submission deadline for proposed organized sessions is also January 21,, 2016.



The CES plans to select a group of high quality papers presented at the conference for inclusion in special issues of two high quality peer review journals, China Economic Review and Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies. Information about these post-conference publication opportunities will be available later.


Gregory Chow Best Paper Award

We will select an outstanding paper presented at the 2016 CES North America conference by a junior scholar for the Gregory Chow Best Paper Award. To be eligible for consideration for this prestigious award, the primary author of the paper must be a graduate student or a junior scholar who received his/her PhD within the last five years. The award winner will receive a certificate and a US $1,000 prize. Persons interested in being considered for the award must provide information confirming eligibility at the time of submission.


Registration Fee and Travel Subsidy

All presenters must register for the Conference. Registration should be made online through the conference website at www.china-ces.org under “Conferences”.   CES will waive the registration fee and provide free accommodation for up to two nights for all Ph.D. students whose papers are accepted. Limited travel subsidies are available upon request to PhD students who will present papers.



Before or on March 1st, 2016

After March 1st , 2016

Regular CES member

US $80

US $120

Non- CES member

US $120

US $180

Student CES member

US $40

US $80

Student Non- CES member

US $60

US $90


Conference Venue:

Doubletree by Hilton Sacramento

2001 Point W Way, Sacramento, CA 95815


CES has secured a highly-advantageous rate at the conference hotel, Doubletree Hotel, at $116 per night, which includes taxes and fees. 


Contact Information:

All inquiries should be sent to: chinaces2016@umich.edu


Organizing Committee for the 2016 North America Conference of CES

·         Orn Bodvarsson, California State University, Sacramento

·         Han Hong, Stanford University

·         Shu Shen, University of California, Davis

·         Wing Thye Woo, University of California, Davis

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