Call for Papers

Call for Papers – Deadline: 3 May 2024 (Friday)

China Economics Summer Institute (CESI)

20-21 August 2024, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

The 17th China Economics Summer Institute (CESI) will be held on August 20-21, 2024, at Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. This will be an in-person meeting. CESI aims to create a network and community of top-level scholars working on Chinese economic development (working papers of previous CESI available at This initiative 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 (SCCEI) 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.

This call invites you to submit a paper or express interest in attending the above Summer Institute. The workshop intends to bring together scholars working on China across different parts of the world and build supportive mentoring networks for junior scholars. We welcome applications not only from those who want to present their research on China but also from anybody interested in doing serious economic research on China and would like to use the workshop to explore this possibility.

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, 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.

If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please submit your paper to The deadline for submission is May 3, 2024. Notification of acceptance will be sent by May 17, 2024. For each accepted paper, the host institute will cover up to 3 nights of hotel accommodation for the presenter.

If you are interested in attending the meeting, please register online at

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

Yours sincerely,

China Economics Summer Institute (CESI)