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 Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, and the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University. The CESI is organized in collaboration with the BREAD, NBER and CEPR networks of academic economists.

The CESI brings together between 20 and 30 participants for three 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, 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. More about CESI>


2018 Conference

The 11th China Economics Summer Institute was held on August 17-19, 2018 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR.

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