China Economics Summer Institute (CESI) 2015


19 - 21 August 2015 (Hong Kong time, GMT +8)
Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

CESI 2016 will take place between August 18-20, 2016 at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. It will be hosted by HKUST IEMS. Find out more about the event here.

About CESI 2015

The 8th China Economics Summer Institute (CESI) will take place between August 19 and 21, 2015.  It will be hosted this year by Guanghua School of Management at Peking University in Beijing.

The objective of CESI is to create a network and community of top level scholars working on Chinese economic development. This initiative is currently co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, UC Berkeley IGov – Institutions and Governance Program at the Institute for International Studies, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The Summer Institute is organized in collaboration with the BREAD, NBER and CEPR networks of academic economists.

The workshop intends to bring together the best scholars working on China in China, the US and Europe with other top level scholars who have an interest in working on China in the future. It welcomes applications not only from those who want to present their research on China but also from anybody who has an interest in doing serious economic research on China and would like to use the workshop as means of exploring this possibility.

The Summer Institute will bring together between 20 and 30 participants for a period of three days. During the workshop, there will be seminar presentations and free time to allow scholars to interact and explore the possibility of doing joint research projects. Senior scholars who will attend will be available for consultations with junior scholars. Afternoon sessions will give the opportunity to a select group of young scholars and Ph. D students to present their work.

The scientific committee of the China Economic Summer Institute is composed of Chongen Bai, Robin Burgess, Hongbin Cai, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Hongbin Li, Albert Park, Gérard Roland, and Yaohui Zhao.

Working papers of previous CESI workshops are available at

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