The CES 2013 Annual Conference, “The Chinese Financial System in Transition: Reforms, Policies, and Practices”, co-hosted by Southwest University of Finance and Economics, was held June 8-9, 2013 at Mount Qingcheng in Chengdu. Sichuan Provincial Leader Mr. Jiangqiang Liu, State Administration of Foreign Expert Director General Mr. Fengyun Lei, President Zhongyi Zhang of SWUFE, and CES President Tony Fang made opening remakes. The conference hailed more than 350 participants worldwide.
World-renowned scholars, Professor Christopher Pissarides (2010 Nobel Laureate ), Professor James Mirrlees (1996 Nobel Laureate), Professor Richard Freeman (Harvard and NBER) offered keynote address, while Professor Justin Yi-fu Lin, the honorary Dean of the National School of Development and CCER and former Executive Vice President and Chief Economist of World Bank, made closing speech.
This year the CES received a record number of paper submissions this year. Out of more than 350 submissions, we accepted about 250 papers in English and 50 papers in Chinese. These 300 papers cover a wide range of economic and management topics in contemporary China. The conference featured keynote speeches, 4 roundtable discussions and 69 concurrent sessions.