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 Centre for Economic Policy at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions at Stanford University, and the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University.

The workshop intends to bring together scholars working on China across different parts of the world and build supportive mentoring networks for junior scholars. During the two-day workshop, there will be seminar presentations. Senior scholars who will attend will be available for consultations with junior scholars. One session will be organized for Ph.D. students to present their work.

The Scientific Committee of the China Economics Summer Institute is composed of Chong-En Bai, Ruixue Jia, Yao Amber Li, Hongbin Li, Ernest Liu, Yi Lu, Juanjuan Meng, Albert Park, Gérard Roland, Zheng (Michael) Song, Heiwai Tang, Daniel Xu, Xiaobo Zhang, Yifan Zhang, and Li-An Zhou. The committee is co-chaired by Ruixue Jia and Michael Song. More about CESI>

2024 Conference

The 17th China Economics Summer Institute will be held on August 20-21, 2024, at Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. This will be an in-person meeting.

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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.