The China Economics Summer Institute (CESI)’s objective is to create a network and community of top-level scholars working on Chinese economic development.

The CESI 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 CESI brings together between 20 and 30 participants for two days of seminar presentations, and also allows 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, usually during the afternoons and there will be some lectures by senior scholars.

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. More about CESI>


2020 Conference

The 13th China Economics Summer Institute will be held online on August 22-24, 2020 by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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Acknowledgements: We would like to express our special thanks to BREAD, the Camphor Economist Circle (香樟經濟學術圈), CEPR, and the NBER Chinese Economy Working Group for their support to the CESI.