The 32nd CESA Annual Conference, ANU, Canberra, Australia, 22-23 November 2022

The 32nd Annual Conference of Chinese Economics Society Australia (CESA) – Call for Papers

Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University, Canberra, November 22-23 2022 (deferred from July 2020 due to the impact of the pandemic).

This is a hybrid event with attendance through both in-person mode and online mode.

 China’s economic growth is faced with both headwinds and great potentials. As China continues to grow in economic size and impact, and is projected to become a high-income country by 2023, what happens in China such as changes in government policies, firm performances, new technologies, new products, and innovation increasingly matter for the global economy. This naturally creates new expectations, tensions as well as opportunities. What will be the paths that the Chinese economy will take post the COVID-19 pandemic? How will Chinese firms grow further in the international market? What policies will deliver welfare improvement for both the Chinese people and people in other countries? What are key determinants of sustainable growth in both China and the world economy? A lot is at stake, and therefore in-depth and open discussions and research are very much needed.

Against this background, the Conference of Chinese Economics Society Australia (CESA) attracts participants worldwide to address major economic issues facing China, as well as their global impacts. The 32nd annual CESA meeting is organised by the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy of the Australian National University in Canberra.

The theme of the forthcoming conference is “China and the World Economy: Common challenges and shared opportunities”. Possible topics include (but are not restricted to):

  • The competitiveness of the Chinese Economy
  • Innovation and productivity growth in China
  • China’s financial sector reform and financial market development
  • Demographic challenges in China
  • Impact of China’s economic rebalancing on the rest of the world
  • Rural and urban growth in China
  • Trade, competition or industrial policies in China
  • Income and wealth inequality
  • The macro-economy of China and policies such as macro-prudential policies
  • Environment issues in China
  • Energy transition and climate change policies in China
  • The impact of the Coronavirus outbreak on China and the world
  • Papers that do not fit into these categories, but that are related to the main theme of the conference, are also welcome.

Interested contributors should submit a drafted paper or an abstract (in PDF file) by September 16 2022. The organizing committee will select the conference papers based on originality, analytical rigor, and policy relevance and will contact the authors whose papers have been selected by September 30 2022.

Two special issues covering different themes will be published in Asia-Pacific Economic Literature and China Economic Journal.

Paper submission and conference enquiries:

Other enquiries: Dr. Yixiao Zhou,, +61 2 6125 9216

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