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 Department of Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kongthe Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technologythe Guanghua School of Management at Peking 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, Hongbin Li, Albert Park, Gérard Roland, Zheng (Michael) Song, Yaohui Zhao and Li-An Zhou. More about CESI>

2017 Conference

The 10th China Economics Summer Institute will take place on August 14-16, 2017 at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

View Preliminary Program (PDF) / View Working Papers

2016 Conference

The 9th China Economics Summer Institute took place August 18-20, 2016 in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.