2017 CES Annual Conference in China
Address:Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
File:CES 2017 China Conference CFP 1228 updated.pdf


Chinese Economists Society 2017 China Annual Conference

June 10-11, 2017

Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province


The Chinese Economists Society (CES) calls for paper submissions for its 2017 China Annual Conference, to be held at Nanjing, Jiangsu Province June 10-11 (Saturday and Sunday), 2017. The local host for the conference is Nanjing University.  The theme of the conference is “New Normal and New Directions of Chinese Economy”. The conference will include invited keynote speakers, round table forums, and parallel sessions. Arrival and registration of participants will start in the afternoon of June 9. All speeches and sessions will be held on June 10 and 11.


CES invites both members and non-members to submit papers and/or to propose organized sessions at the 2017 China Annual Conference. All fields of specialization within Economics will be considered, but papers focusing on the Chinese economy will be given preference. The abstract submission deadline is February 28, 2017. Confirmed keynote speakers include:

·         Dr. Chong-En Bai, Tsinghua University

·         Dr. Jianqing Fan, Princeton University

·         Dr. Seppo Honkapohja, Bank of Finland

·         Dr. Min Ji, The People’s Bank of China

·         Dr. Richard Startz, University of California, Santa Barbara


Persons interested in presenting a paper at the conference are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 400 words with a title, author name(s), JEL code(s), and keywords via the CES website at You will be notified by e-mail by March 20, 2017, as to whether your paper has been accepted for presentation.


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 Professor Jun MA, CES President, for approval at by February 15, 2017. Each organized session should consist of 4 individual papers. Proposal 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 a session must still go through the regular paper submission process through the CES website to be included into the program. Please make reference in the “Comments” section of the form to the organized session (e.g.  “This paper is part of a session on urbanization organized by Prof. Wang”). It is the organizer’s responsibility to ensure all papers are submitted properly. The submission deadline of individual papers in proposed organized sessions is also February 28, 2017.


Important Dates



February 15, 2017

Organized session proposal submission deadline (submit proposals to

February 28, 2017

Abstract submission deadline for both individual presenters and presenters of proposed organized sessions

March 20, 2017

Notification of decision



We will select an outstanding paper presented at the 2017 CES China Annual 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 (no earlier than May 2012). 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. Graduate students’ electronic submissions should be followed up by a letter on official university stationary from a professor certifying that the submitter is a graduate student in good standing. An electronic version of this letter should be emailed by the professor to the CES President Jun Ma at by May 15, 2017.


The CES plans to select a group of high quality papers presented at the conference for special issues at journals such as China Economic Review. Papers submitted for consideration of the special issue still need to go through regular review process of the CER. Details about these publication opportunities will be provided later.


All presenters and conference attendees must register for the Conference. Registration should be made online through the conference page at under “Conferences”. You may wait to register until you find out whether your paper is accepted. Please note that registration fees are non-refundable. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER BY MAY 20 TO BE INCLUDED INTO THE FINAL PROGRAM.

You can join the CES and become a member here: Regular membership is $40 per year while student membership is $15 per year.


Registration Fee Schedule


Before or on May 1st, 2017

After May 1st, 2017

Regular CES member

US $200

US $250

Non-CES member

US $245

US $300

Student CES member

US $100

US $150

Student Non-CES member

US $120

US $200



Inquiries should be sent to:

·         for academic matters: Dr. Jun MA at

·         for general inquiries: Dr. Yongjing ZHANG at

·         for logistics: Dr. Qiang Geng at