The 29th CESA Annual Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, 12-14th July 2017

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The 29th Annual Conference of Chinese Economics Society Australia (CESA)

China’s “New Normal” Growth: Opportunities and Challenges

the University of Western Australia
Perth, Australia, 12-14 July 2017

(To register, click here)
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– Tuesday, July 11
     All day: Participants arrive in Perth
– Wednesday, July 12
     All day: More participants arrive in Perth
     4pm-5pm: Conference registration, UniClub, UWA
     5pm-6pm: Registration for “China in Conversation”, UniClub, UWA (free
                 but online reservation is needed)
     6pm-7.30pm: “China in Conversation”, UniClub (Book here)
                 Featuring Professor Yang YAO, Dean, National School of Development,
                 Peking University
                 Professor James Laurenceson, Deputy Director, Australia-China Relations
                 Institute, UTS, Sydney
     7.30pm-8.15pm: Reception cocktail for registered participants, UniClub
– Thursday, July 13
     All day: CESA2017 conference including conference dinner, UniClub
                 Keynote speakers:
                 Professor Jun Zhang, Dean, College of Economics, Fudan University
                 Professor Yang Yao, Dean, National School of Development,
                 Peking University
                 Professor Wing Thye Woo, University of California, Davis
                 Dr Jesus Felipe, Asian Development Bank
– Friday, July 14
     7am-9am: “Breakfast by the Bay”, UniClub (Book here), Panellists:
                 Professor Jun Zhang, Dean, College of Economics, Fudan University
                 Professor Xiaobo Zhang, Peking University and International Food Policy
                 Research Institute, Washington DC
                 Professor Peter Hartley, Rice University and University of Western Australia
                 Professor Rod Tyers, University of Western Australia (Moderator)
     9am-6pm: CESA2017 conference, UniClub
                 Keynote speakers
                 Professor Xiaobo Zhang, Peking University and IFPRI, Washington DC
                 Professor Peter Hartley, Rice University and University of Western Australia
                 Professor Zhongxiang Zhang, Tianjin University
– Saturday, July 15
     All day: Post-conference networking and participants leave Perth
– Sunday, July 16
     All day: More participants leave Perth

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The conference is jointly organised by UWA Business Schoolthe University of Western Australia, and the Chinese Economics Society Australia (CESA).
It is also the 29th Annual Meeting of the Society.

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– China’s macroeconomic policy and growth impacts
– “New Normal” growth and business environment
– China’s banking sector and financial reforms
– Trade, foreign investment, and global integration
– Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy
– China’s energy and resource industries
– Climate change, the environment, and sustainability
– Service sector growth and development
– Agriculture and rural community
– Chinese companies and investment in Australia
– China and other Asian economies
– Australia-China bilateral trade and economic affairs

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Professor Jun Zhang
         School of Economics, Fudan University
Professor Yang Yao
         National School of Development, Peking University
Professor Wing Thye Woo
         University of California, Davis
Dr Jesus Felipe
         Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank
Professor Xiaobo Zhang
         National School of Development, Peking University;
         International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC
Professor Zhongxiang Zhang
         College of Management and Economics, Tianjin University
Professor Peter Hartley
         Rice University and University of Western Australia

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– China business-related company executives
– Academics
– Business and economic policy analysts
– Foreign investment regulators
– Financial sector economists
– International trade analysts
– Journalists
– Postgraduate research students[/showhide]

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March 1   – Abstracts of papers due (Closed)
March 15 – Letters of acceptance of conference papers posted
April 30   – Last day for registration with early bird discount
May 26    – Last date for conference registration
June 9     – Full papers due

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– Full Registration: A$400
– Student Registration: A$250 (proof of full-time student status is needed)
(A surcharge of A$50 is applied for payment made after April 30)

– Click here to pay registration fee online

1) To obtain the early bird discount, payment must be made before
April 30.
2) There is a fee for all refunds. No refund will be made for
cancellation after June 9.
3) Delay of payment may lead to the removal of papers from

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Participants should make their own accommodation and local transport arrangement. Hotels can be booked through the internet. Booking should be made in advance. Here are a few examples for your information.

Within walking distance

– 8 single student rooms with shared facilities
– Nightly rate: A$80-90 with breakfast included
Address: 130 Winthrop Ave, Crawley, WA 6009
T: +61 8 9273 3371
M: +61 407 480 100

St George’s College
– Nightly rate: A$80 with breakfast/free wifi/shared facilities (Fully booked)
Address: Mounts Bay Rd, Crawley, WA 6009
T: +61 8 9449 5555
F: +61 8 9449 5544
Booking form: St George’s College – CESA2017

Trinity College
– 30 rooms
– nightly rate: A$145-155 with breakfast included
Address: 230 Hampden Road, Crawley, WA 6009
T: +61 8 9423 9474 (direct line)
F: +61 8 9423 9422
M: +61 466 793 068

St Catherine’s on Park1
– 10 motel-type rooms – On campus and within short walk to University Hall
– Nightly rate: A$195 with breakfast included, Wi-Fi and private ensuite facilities
Use the promo code ‘STAY’ to receive 10% discount.
Address: 2 Park Rd, Nedlands, WA 60092
T: +61 8 9442 0400
F: +61 8 9386 3844

Hotels accessible by taxi (about A$20)

There are many hotels in the Perth CBD. Participants may book through the web.
Here are two examples.

Parmelia Hilton Perth – 4 star
Address: 14 Mill Street, Perth, WA 6000
T: +61 8 9215 2000
F: +61 8 9215 2001

City Waters Lodge – 3.5 star, Apartment-style
Address: 118 Terrace Road, Perth 6000 WA
Toll-Free: 1800 999 030 (Australia Only)
T: +61 8 9325 1566
F: +61 8 9221 2794

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Conference papers will be considered for publication in three special issues/sections by China Economic Review, Asian Development Review, and Energy Policy. The selection of papers will follow a standard double-blind refereeing process.

[showhide type=”10″ more_text=”About Perth” less_text=”About Perth” hidden=”yes”]winery

– Capital of Western Australia
– One of the world’s most livable cities
– Sunny Mediterranean climate

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Maryann Evetts
Ha Le
Qing Li
Ning Ma
Peter Robertson
Xing Shi
Yanrui Wu

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CESA 2017 Convenor, Professor Yanrui Wu
Tel: 618 6488 3964
M251, UWA Business School, University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009 Australia
See webpage ( for regular updates


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