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The CES Election:2015

Please vote no more than 6 candidates for the board of directors

BOD Candidate:

【Deadline for votes:6/12/2015
Bodvarsson Orn
California State University - Sacramento
Orn Bodvarsson is a labor economist, who has published primarily in the areas of immigration, discrimination, returns to education, and the role of social and psychological factors in explaining labor market outcomes. In addition to being an IZA Research Fellow since 2007, Bodvarsson has spent a nearly thirty-year career in academe, with the majority of those years at St. Cloud State University, first as a faculty member in the Department of Economics and later as Dean of the School of Public Affairs. Bodvarsson spent four years as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and has also taught at Ball State University, University of Montana, and several other institutions. He has served as President of the Western Social Science Association and President of the Minnesota Economic Association. Since August, 2014, Bodvarsson has been serving as Dean of the College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies and a Professor of Economics at California State University, Sacramento. As an administrator, Bodvarsson has worked to develop various partnerships between Chinese universities and American universities.

Orn Bodvarsson has been a member of CES and a regular attendee of the China and North American conferences since 2007. He served on the CES Board and as a CES Vice President during 2012-14 and this past year has been assisting the CES Board and President with various aspects of coordination of the 2015 North American and China conferences, including post-conference publications. Bodvarsson became interested in China’s labor markets in 2006, when he started researching, in collaboration with a group of Chinese economists, internal migration patterns in China. He has been publishing actively in that area since that time and has presented his work in China, North America, and Europe.

Orn Bodvarsson would like to share this statement with the CES membership: “It would be a great pleasure and privilege to return to the CES Board. This is a terrific organization that has a very bright future as a bridge between the North American and Chinese academic economic communities. I would be delighted to work with President Wing Thy Woo next year to further build CES’s reputation and stature in the global academic community as the leading professional society in studying China’s economy and helping to inform Chinese and Sino-American economic policies.”

University of Kansas
Zongwu Cai is the Charles Oswald Professor of Econometrics and Professor of Economics at Department of Economics at the University of Kansas, and Adjunct Professor of Economics and Statistics at the Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics at Xiamen University. Professor Cai earned his Bachelor degree in mathematics from China University of Geosciences at Wuhan in 1982, the Master degree in statistics from Zhejiang University in 1988, and the Ph.D. degree in statistics from University of California at Davis in 1995.

Dr. Cai is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. In 2010, Professor Cai was selected by the Chinese Central Government to be a member of the “1000 Talents Plan” Project (中央“千人计划”入者). Earlier, in 2009, the Chinese Ministry of Education had appointed him a “Cheung Kong Scholar” (教育部“长江学者”) in 2009. Professor Cai is serving or had served either as the Associate Editor or as an editorial board member for following journals: Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Econometric Theory, Econometrics, African Journal of Finance, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Applied Mathematics: A Journal Of Chinese Universities, and International Journal of Energy and Statistics.

In the past decade, Professor Cai has been promoting and strengthening modern economic research and education at Xiamen University. He is now keen to work with Professor Wing Thye Woo at UC-Davis to help CES achieve the objectives of promoting the study of China's economy, and of modernizing economic education and research in China.

Xiao Zhijie
Boston College
I received my B.A. in economics and mathematics from Renmin University in 1988, and I continued my study at Renda to receive an M.A. in economics and mathematics in 1991. At the same time, I also completed the year-long graduate program in Western economics that was called the Ford Class. In 1993, I went to Yale University for a further training in modern economics, and received an M.A. in 1995, an M.Ph. in 1996, and a Ph.D. in 1997.

I joined the faculty in the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) in 1997, and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2002. In 2004, I joined Boston College as a professor of economics. I have received several awards. In 1993, I won the National Prize of Science and Technology Progress in China in 1993 (国家科技进步奖二等奖). I received the Multa Scripsit Award in Econometric Theory in 2002, and the Plura Scripsit Award in Econometric Theory in 2013. I am a Fellow of the Journal of Econometrics. During my 7 years of study at Renmin University, I witnessed the important early period of economic reform and development in China, and the events made a very deep impression on me about economic policy choices. The greater China region is currently the center of economic growth in Asia. China is playing an important and expanding role in the world economy. Research on China’s economy will have important impact to the political-economic environment in the future. The Chinese Economic Society (CES) has played an important role in studying Chinese economy, and I am very happy to join in its efforts to promote its academic objectives.

Professor Wing T. Woo is one of the world's foremost experts on the Chinese economy, and I would like the chance to be on the Board of Directors to work with Professor Woo to help entrench CES as the leading professional society in studying China's economy.

Hong Han
Stanford University
I received my B.A. in International Trade from Lingnan College in Zhongshan University in 1993, and my PhD degree in Economics from Stanford University in 1998. I joined the Department of Economics at Princeton University in 1998, and moved to Duke University in 2003. In 2007 I returned to Stanford University and have been here since. My primary research interests are in econometric theory, microeconomic analysis and industrial organization. I have received several National Science Foundation awards, and was an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellow in 2003 - 2005. My paper with Victor Chernozhukov, “An MCMC Approach to Classical Estimation'', won the Arnold Zellner award for the best paper in the Journal of Econometrics in 2004. I was elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2009.

The Chinese Economic Society (CES) can play an important role in promoting economic and econometrics research among Chinese scholars, and I am happy to join in its efforts to promote its academic objectives. Professor Wing T. Woo is one of the world's foremost experts on the Chinese economy, and I would be happy to have the chance to be on the Board of Directors to work with Professor Woo to help make CES the leading professional society in the study of the Chinese economy.

hsiao cheng
university of southern california
I have been a Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California for the last three decades. I had received my BA from National Taiwan University in 1965, and my PhD from Stanford University in 1972.

My professional career has been focused on integrating economic theory with economic analysis. This choice has resulted in contributions in methodology and empirical analysis in the areas of panel data, time series, cross-sectional data, structural modeling, and measurement errors, among other fields. The progression of my research has enabled me to issue three editions (1986, 2003 and 2014) of my book Analysis of Panel Data, Cambridge University Press (Econometric Society Monographs, No. 11, No. 34 and No. 54 respectively). I was inducted as Fellow into the Journal of Econometrics in 1993, Fellow into the Econometric Society in 1996, and Academician into Academica Sinica in 1996.

I have long paid careful attention to the economic development of East Asia, and to the development of the economics profession in the region. The economic growth in China is now entering into a new phase, and so should the study of the Chinese economy. In my opinion, it is incumbent on the Chinese Economists Society (CES) to help lead the way in the research on the new challenges faced by China. I hence look forward to having an active hands-on role in the plan of Wing Thye Woo to: 1. greatly expand the membership of CES and 2. have CES work closely together with the CES, the Chinese Economic Association of the United Kingdom (CEA-UK) and the Chinese Economic Studies Association of Australia (CESA) to promote the study of the Chinese economy.

Shen Shu
Assistant Professor
University of California, Davis
I grew up in the Pudong New Area in Shanghai. Witnessing its rapid transformation from a place of agriculture and scattered small-scale factories to an energetic city center motivated me to study economics in college and later on take it as my career. I graduated from Fudan University with a B.A. degree in Economics in 2006 and from the University of Texas, Austin with a Ph.D. in economics in 2011. Upon graduation, I joined the faculty of the University of California, Davis.

I am very fortunate to be Professor Woo’s junior colleague in the University of California, Davis. Professor Woo has great expertise in the economy in East and Southeast Asia and particularly China. Every time I talk with him I learn new things about past and current developments in the Chinese economy. It would be my great honor if I were given the chance to serve on the Board of Directors in CES. I will do my best to assist Professor Woo, to advance the impact of CES, to strengthen the relationship with sister organizations and to support the research on the Chinese economy.


【Deadline for votes:6/12/2015
Ma Jun
Associate Professor
University of Alabama
Jun Ma currently is an associate professor of economics at the University of Alabama. He was an assistant professor of economics at the University of Alabama from 2007 to 2013. His primary research interests are macroeconomics, international finance, asset pricing, and applied time series. He has published articles in journals such as Journal of International Economics, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Economic Research Journal(经济研究). He has also contributed several book chapters and co-edited a book that was published by the Springer. He was a guest associate professor in Department of Finance at University of Notre Dame, outstanding visiting professor in School of Business at Nanjing University (China), visiting associate professor at Leibniz University of Hannover (Germany), visiting associate professor in CREATES at Aarhus University (Denmark), and visiting scholar at Norges Bank (the central bank of Norway). He has been invited to present his research work at several central banks and universities, including Norges Bank, Federal Reserve Banks, Durham University Business School (United Kingdom), University of Washington, Lehigh University, Virginia Tech, University of Houston, University of Kansas, University of Oklahoma, and University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has regularly presented and attended annual meetings of the American Economic Association, the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, the NBER/NSF Time Series Group, and many other meetings. He has reviewed articles numerous times for journals such as The Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of International Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, and Journal of Business and Economics Statistics.

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