China Economics Summer Institute (CESI) 2020


[Updated on 2020.08.17]

The 13th China Economics Summer Institute (CESI) will be held online between 22-24 August 2020 by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. 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 Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford King Center on Global 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 scientific committee of the China Economics Summer Institute is composed of Chong-En Bai, Ruixue Jia, Hongbin Li, Yi Lu, Albert Park, Gérard Roland, Zheng (Michael) Song, Heiwai Tang, Daniel Xu, Xiaobo Zhang, Yifan Zhang, and Li-An Zhou.


Presentations are organized into three morning sessions, all held online.    See details in the program

All sessions will be recorded for internal purposes and may or may not be made public, depending on the speakers' references and without further notice to participants other than the speakers.   

To Attend the Conference

  • Click here to join Session #1
  • Click here to join Session #2 
  • Click here to join Session #3

The Zoom webinar details will be provided by email. 

Late registration and walk-in will not be entertained.  

Please see here for advice from the university's IT office on Zoom best practices for attendees.  

If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us at . 

Selected papers and event photos of past CESI events can be found at

Conference materials

Selected papers and presentation slides are available here

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