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Extension of Submission Deadline:

The deadline for submission of papers and organized sessions has now been extended to March 15, 2010.

Theme: The Role of China in the Post-Crisis Era
Time: June 19 - 21, 2010
Organizers: Chinese Economists Society and Xiamen University
Location: Xiamen, China
The Chinese Economists Society (CES) announces that the 2010 CES China Conference will be held jointly by CES and Xiamen University, on June 19-21, 2010, in Xiamen, the resort-like island in Southeastern China. The theme of the conference is the role of China in the post-crisis era. The conference will consist of keynote and invited talks, roundtable forums, organized sessions, as well as contributed sessions. Registration starts on June 18, 2010. All speeches and sessions are arranged on June 19 and 20, and finally, June 21, 2010 is reserved for sight-seeing and free activities.
A partial list of confirmed international keynote and invited speakers include:
  • Kaushik Basu, Cornell University
  • Gregory Chow, Princeton University
  • Eric Maskin (Nobel Prize Laureate), Institute for Advanced Studies and Princeton
  • Barry Naughton, University of California, San Diego
  • Ravi Kanbur, Cornell University
  • Dwight Perkins, Harvard University
  • Thomas Rawski, University of Pittsburgh
  • Wing-Thye Woo, University of California, Davis
We invite submissions of both individual papers and proposals for organized sessions and welcome papers and session proposals from both CES and non-CES members in all fields in economics, particularly empirical studies on the China economy. Topics at this conference will include but not limited to the followings:
  • Domestic and global financial issues, monetary and fiscal policy
  • Real estate, housing, and property rights
  • Labor, health care, aging, pensions, and social welfare
  • Regional development and income inequality
  • Agriculture, food security, and rural development
  • Environment, energy, natural resources and sustainability
  • Industrial organization and market structure
  • International trade, exchange rates, and global dimension of China's development
  • The role of China during the post-crisis era and China's economic relations with Asian  and other countries
  • Economic cooperation and development across Taiwan Straits
Organized Sessions     
Participants can submit proposals for sessions organized around a common theme. Organized sessions are preferred for the conference program and will be regarded as priority by the conference organizers.
The organized session should consist of between 3 and 4 papers. The session chair should submit the title of the session, an overview of the session (up to 400 words), JEL code(s) and keywords for the session, the names of session presenters and discussants and their e-mails, the title of each paper, and an extended abstract (up to 400 words) for each paper. Please indicate whether the session will be conducted in English or Chinese at the time of the submission, preferably English. The proposal for the organized session should be submitted through the conference e-mail address at before March 15, 2010.   
Contributed Sessions     
Submission of papers to contributed sessions should include a title, JEL code(s), keywords, and an abstract (up to 400 words) in word format. Those who submit a full paper together with the abstract will be considered with priority. The full paper may be submitted together with the abstract as attachments in the "Abstract submission" part through the conference website at before March 15, 2010. Please indicate whether the paper will be presented in English or Chinese at the time of the submission. Decisions will be made by March 31, 2010.
We have secured a special issue from China Economic Review, the CES official journal in English by Elsevier, to publish selected conference papers that meet the journal's quality standard. 
Registration fee before May 1, 2010
Regular CES member: US$150/RMB1025
Non-CES member: US$180/RMB1230
Student CES member: $100/RMB684
Student non-CES member & family member of participant: $110/RMB750
Registration fee after May 1, 2010
$200/RMB1367 (same for all participants) 
Payment Method 
Overseas (including Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau) participants can pay the registration fee by credit cards via the CES website.
Participants from Mainland China pay the registration fee by depositing at the Xiamen University bank account (please indicate that this is for the registration fee for the CES conference) and sending the Registration.doc  to Xiamen University  by e-mail: Details of payment method will be provided at the registration form.
To guarantee that you will present your paper in the conference program, you have to register by June 1, 2010.
Notice that the registration fee does not include accommodation or sight-seeing. Participants are encouraged to stay either in JinYan Hotel ( or BaiLuZhou Hotel ( from which local organizers have secured about 300 rooms with special discounted rates. Both hotels are four-star ranked in downtown Xiamen, enjoying the picturesque scenery of Yundang Lake and Bailuzhou Park and the beautiful night view of Xiamen City. For hotel reservation, please fill the Lodging information.doc and send it to Xiamen University by e-mail: Reservation has to be made before May 1, 2010 to enjoy the guaranteed discounted rates from these hotels.   
There are many tourism attractions in the metropolitan area of Xiamen and other parts of Fujian Province, including Gulang Island in Xiamen (which is well-known for, among other things, its museum of pianos and its distinctive architectures), Mazhu Temple in Meizhou Bay, Hakka valley (earth-made building) and Wuyi Mountains. Also, foreign participants who do not need a visa to visit Taiwan can take a tour to Kimmen Island which is about 45 minutes away from Xiamen by a ferry.
Local travel agents will be available on the conference sites to make sight-seeing arrangements for interested participants. 
Any inquiry should be sent to: 
    For academic matters: Katherine Zhang, Email:; Tel: 011-86-592-218-0198; Fax: 011-86-592-218-7708.
    For logistics: Miss Iris Zhang, Email:; Tel: 011-86-592-218-7878; Fax: 011-86-592-218-7708. 
  • Gregory Chow, Princeton University & Xiamen University  
  • Cheng Hsiao, University of Southern California & Xiamen University
  • Luolin Wang, Chinese Academy of Social Science
  • Shouyang Wang, Chinese Academy of Science
  • Chongshi Zhu (Chair), Xiamen University
  • Zongwu Cai, UNCC & Xiamen University
  • Zhiqi Chen, Carleton University & Xiamen University
  • Belton Fleisher, Ohio State University
  • Li Gan, Texas A&M University & Southwest University of Finance and Economics
  • Han Hong, Stanford University
  • Yongmiao Hong (Chair), Cornell University & Xiamen University
  • Haitao Li, University of Michigan
  • Hongbin Li, Tsinghua University
  • Bruce Reynolds, University of Virginia
  • Wei Xiong, Princeton University
  • Holly Wang, Purdue University
  • Xiaobo Zhang, International Institute for Food Policy Research
  • Guojin Chen, Xiamen University
  • Ying Fang, Xiamen University
  • Jianzhong Huang, Xiamen University
  • Xiaoqiong Lai, Xiamen University
  • Gengqiang Lei, Xiamen University
  • Linlin Niu, Xiamen University
  • Leming Wu, University of California, Berkeley
  • Xin Zhang (Chair), Xiamen University
  • Mengnan Zhu, Xiamen University
  • Xinkai Zhu, Renmin University of China 
Xiamen University was founded in 1921 by Mr. Tan Kah-Kee, a well-known overseas Chinese leader. It is located in the resort-like island of Xiamen in Southeastern China, which has a reputation of being the “Garden over the Sea” and has convenient direct flight connections to major Asian cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Manila, and Bangkok. Thanks to the contribution and influence of the late president, Professor Wang Yanan, a prominent economist in China and the Chinese translator of Karl Marx's Das Kapital, Economics at Xiamen University has been among the very top programs in China. The School of Economics at Xiamen University ( is the first school of economics set up in China, and the Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE; is a newly established institute at Xiamen University, focusing on frontier research in modern economics and intensive international academic exchanges as well as policy researches.
We look forward to meeting you in Xiamen in June 2010.
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