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Call for papers: China Economics Summer Institute

Please note that prior to September 2017, the Center on Global Poverty and Development was known as the Stanford Center for International Development (SCID).

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Apr 19 2017

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The 10th China Economics Summer Institute (CESI) will take place 14 – 16 August 2017 at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. CESI is an annual workshop held in China (mostly in Beijing and Hong Kong). The objective of CESI is to create a network and community of top-level scholars working on Chinese economic development. The scientific committee of CESI is composed of Chong-En Bai, Robin Burgess, Hongbin Cai, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Hongbin Li, Albert Park, Gérard Roland, Zheng (Michael) Song, Yaohui Zhao and Li-An Zhou.

CESI normally brings together between 20 and 30 participants for a period of three days. During the workshop, there will be about 10 seminar presentations and unstructured free time to allow scholars to interact and explore the possibility of doing joint research projects. Senior scholars who will attend will be available for consultations with junior scholars. Afternoon sessions will give the opportunity to a select group of young scholars and Ph.D. students to present their work. Working papers of previous CESI workshops are available at

This initiative is currently co-sponsored by five institutions: the Department of Economics, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, SCID 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.

SCID will provide travel support for presenters and participants from Stanford to attend CESI in Beijing. Please register your interest in presenting or attending the meeting online by 24 April 2017 (Monday). You may also contact Irina Lechtchinskaia of SCID at or the CESI secretary Cally Lee at for further information.

SCID will cover economy apex travel and accommodation costs for selected presenters and participants. Please indicate when you register whether you will require travel funding or whether you will be able to cover your own travel costs. Please note that it may not be possible to accept all applications to attend the Summer Institute. At the moment, funding is available for travel and accommodation expenses in accordance with standard guidelines (economy apex travel) but, where possible, it is hoped that some of the selected participants will use grants at their disposal to cover expenses and thereby free up space for others.