2016 CES Annual Conference in China
Address:Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen, China

The 2016 China Conference of the Chinese Economists Society 

Sustainable Development in China and the World:

Understanding the Economics of the New Normal

June 10-12, 2016

Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen, China


·         Chinese Economists Society (CES)

·         Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS)

·         China Economic Annual Conference (CEAC)

·         Chinese Economic Association of the United Kingdom & Europe (CEA-UK/Europe)

·         Chinese Economics Society of Australia (CESA)

·         Japanese Association for Chinese Economy and Management Studies (JACEM)

The CES, PHBS, CEAC, CEA-UK/Europe, CESA and JACEM are inviting paper submissions for the 2016 CES China Conference, to be held in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, June 11-12 (Saturday and Sunday), 2016.  The working language of the conference is English.  The conference consists of invited lectures, roundtable forums, and paper presentation sessions. Arrival and registration of participants will be on June 10, 2016, Friday.

In the morning of June 13, a visit will be organized to one of Shenzhen’s leading companies (e.g. Huawei, Tencent).  Participation will be limited to 80 persons on a first come first served basis. To register, please email, with subject line: June 13 Company Visit


Confirmed speakers include:

·         Alan Auerbach, University of California, Berkeley

·         CAI Fang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

·         FAN Gang, Peking University

·         Seppo Honkapohja, Bank of Finland

·         David Lipton, International Monetary Fund

·         LU Ming, Shanghai Jiaotong University

·         Kiyohiko Nishimura, University of Tokyo

·         Dwight Perkins, Harvard University

·         Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University

·         Charles Wyplosz, Graduate Institute in Geneva

·         YUAN Zhigang, Fudan University


Submissions for paper presentation can cover all topics in economics, particularly on topics that are relevant to China.  Individual paper submissions should be in English and include a title, an abstract of no more than 400 words, and JEL code(s) with keywords. Submissions should be made via the CES website at by no later than February 29, 2016. Decisions on the submissions will be provided by March 15th, 2016.


If you would like to organize one or more sessions on a specific topic and have participants lined up, please send your proposal to An organized session usually includes 3-4 paper presentations, discussants, and a session chair. Please be sure to include the name, affiliation and contact information of the session organizer, presenters, discussants, and session chair. The submission deadline is February 29, 2016.

Please note that authors of papers included in a proposed organized session must still submit their paper proposals through the CES website. However, the “Comments” section of the online submission form should make reference to the special session (e.g. “Paper for Special Session on Urbanization organized by Prof. So and So”).


All attendees must register for the Conference. Registration should be made online through the conference website at under “Conferences”. Scholars planning to present papers may wait to register until the paper acceptance decision is known.

We welcome attendees who are not paper presenters.


On or before April 1, 2016

After April 1, 2016

Regular member of any of the 6 organizing institutions

US $ 200

US $ 250

Non-member of organizing institutions

US $ 230

US $ 250

Student CES member

US $ 100

US $ 150

Student Non-CES member

US $ 120

US $ 150


We will select a paper presented at this conference by a junior scholar for the Gregory Chow Best Paper Award. To be considered, 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 US $1,000 prize. Persons interested in being considered for the award must provide information confirming eligibility at the time of submission.


We are planning special issues of four economics journals, and three edited volumes to feature the best papers presented at the conference.

The special issues of the journals will go through the standard peer review process:

·         China Economic Review (CES journal)

·         Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies (CEA-UK journal)

·         Economic Change & Restructuring

·         China Economic Journal

The themes of the edited volumes include

·         Economic Reform and Sustainable Development

·         Macroeconomic Management, Globalization, and Economic Growth

·         Human Resources, Technological Innovation and Industrial Restructuring


Paper presenters will receive free hotel accommodation in a shared room (double occupancy) for the nights of June 10, 11 and 12 at Kylin Villa or Vienna Hotel, which are close to the conference venue (Peking University HSBC Business School Building). Those who wish to have a single room will pay an additional US$50 per night.

For attendees who are not paper presenters, a room (can be shared) at the conference hotels will cost about 400 to 700 RMB per night subject to seasonal adjustment.  A few limited room subsidies are available upon request to students, who are not paper presenters.


Please address inquiries to:

Contact person: Ms. April Cheng, 86-755-2603 2270


The conference organizer will issue a visa application letter upon request after registration.


Shenzhen has an international airport.  However, guests coming by air from overseas have the option of flying into Hong Kong airport and then taking metro railway, cross-border shuttle bus, or a ferry from within the Hong Kong Airport to destinations in Shenzhen.


Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) was founded in 2004 with the intent of advancing PKU’s involvement in global economics, finance and management research, and establishing a first-tier business education program in southern China. PHBS now conducts teaching in the English language in the PhD programs, Full-Time Master’s programs, and Dual-Master’s programs with the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the National University of Singapore.  The Chinese language is used in the teaching of the MBA, Executive MBA program, and executive development programs. The MBA program will be taught in English beginning in Fall 2016.  To provide a comprehensive, transnational educational experience, and to expand international exchange and research opportunities, PHBS began admitting international students into its full-time English MBA program in 2016. PHBS has passed EFMD EPAS Accreditation, and is on track to soon complete the AACSB accreditation process. 



  • WOO Wing Thye, University of California at Davis, Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia, and Fudan University
  • HAI Wen, Peking University HSBC Business School


  • Orn Bodvarsson, California State University at Sacramento
  • CAI Zongwu, University of Kansas & Xiamen University
  • James Cheong, University of Western Australia
  • FU Xiaolan, Oxford University
  • Jane Golley, Australian National University
  • Guy LIU Shaojia, Brunel University
  • HONG Han, Stanford University
  • HSIAO Cheng, University of Southern California
  • MA Jun, University of Alabama
  • REN Ting, Peking University HSBC Business School
  • SHEN Shu, University of California at Davis
  • SUN Sizhong, James Cook University
  • XIAO Zhijie, Boston College and Shandong University
  • YAN Shanping, Doshisha University
  • YUAN Zhijia, Rissho University
  • ZHANG Jing, University of Nottingham