Economic Transformation and China’s Role in the World Economy

The CES 2015 North America Conference

March 14-15, 2015

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

 The Chinese Economists Society (CES) calls for paper submissions for its 2015  CES North America Conference, to be held at University of Michigan, March  14-15 (Saturday and Sunday), 2015. The local host for the conference is University of Michigan. It is also co-organized byHenan University, Kaifeng City, Henan Province, China.  The theme of the conference is “Economic Transformation and China’s Role in the World Economy”. The conference features some well-known scholars, invited speakers, round table forums, and parallel sessions. Arrival and registration of participants will take place on March 13, Friday. All speeches and sessions will be held on March 14-15.

This conference will promote exchanges of academic ideas related to the Chinese economy in a North American venue. It also provides an opportunity for Ph.D. students in North America interested in working in China to learn about employment opportunities in China. We invite Chinese universities to recruit at the conference for new faculty and pursue visiting opportunities in North America for their faculty members. This conference also invites student participation by offering a best paper award and valuable opportunities for students to network with experienced scholars.


CES invites both members and non-members to present papers and/or to propose organized sessions at the 2015 North America Conference. Non-members are invited to join CES and enjoy a discounted registration rate. All fields of specialization within Economics and Business will be considered, but papers focusing on the Chinese economy will be given priority. The abstract submission deadline is December 1, 2014.

Scholars interested in presenting a paper at the conference are asked to submit a paper proposal, which must include a title, abstract of no more than 400 words, and JEL code(s) with keywords. Paper proposals must be submitted via the CES website at www.china-ces.orgYou will be notified by e-mail by December 30, 2014, as to whether your proposal has been accepted.


If you would like to organize one or more sessions on a specific topic and have participants lined up, please send your proposal to chinaces2015@umich.eduAn organized session usually includes 3-4 paper presentations and discussants. When you submit your session, please be sure to include the following information: names, affiliation and contact information of the session organizer, and names, affiliation, and contact information for the presenters and discussants. Please note that papers included in the session must still go through the regular paper submission process through the CES website. However, the “Comments” section of the form should make reference to the special session (e.g.  “This paper is part of a special session on Urbanization organized by Prof. So and So”). The submission deadline for proposed organized sessions is also December 1st, 2014.


We will select an outstanding paper presented at the 2015 CES North America conference by a junior scholar for the Gregory Chow Best Paper Award. To be eligible for consideration for this prestigious award, the primary author of the paper must be a graduate student or a junior scholar who received his/her PhD within the last five years. The award winner will receive a certificate and a US $1,000 prize. Persons interested in being considered for the award must provide information confirming eligibility at the time of submission.


The CES plans to select a group of high quality papers presented at the conference for inclusion in special issues of two high quality peer review SSCI journals, China Economic Review andReview of Development Economics. Details about these publication opportunities will be provided later.


All presenters must register for the Conference. Registration should be made online through the conference website at under “Conferences”.   Limited travel subsidies are available upon request to our new members whose papers are accepted and presented to the conference.


All inquiries should be sent to: chinaces2015[at]umich[dot]edu or contact (734) 647-9610.