China Economics Summer Institute (CESI) 2019


Qiao Liu, Shu Cai, Andreas Fuchs et al
17 - 18 August 2019 (Hong Kong time, GMT +8)
Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, China

The objective of China Economics Summer Institute (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 Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, and the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University. The Summer Institute is organized in collaboration with the BREAD, NBER and CEPR networks of academic economists.


The 12th CESI took place between 17 – 18 August 2019 at Guanghua School of Management, Peking University.

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. We welcome 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 two 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 Economics Summer Institute is composed of Chong-En Bai, Robin Burgess, Hongbin Cai, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Ruixue Jia, Hongbin Li, Albert Park, Gérard Roland, Zheng (Michael) Song, Heiwai Tang, Daniel Xu, Yaohui Zhao and Li-An Zhou.


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