2019 China Conference of CEA (UK/Europe)

Conference dates

04 Jul 2019 - 05 Jul 2019


ShanghaiTech University 393 Middle Huaxia Road, Pudong, Shanghai, 201210


2019 China Conference of CEA (UK/Europe)
China’s Tough Battles: Reform, Stability and Development
4-5 July 2019
Shanghai, China

Link: http://cea2019.weebly.com/

Organising Institution
ShanghaiTech University
Co-organising Institution
Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance

Keynote Speakers
Xiaolan Fu, Oxford University (tbc), editor-in-chief of JCEBS
Weiying Zhang, Peking University (tbc), co-founder of CEA
Wing Thye Woo, University of California at Davis
Zongwu Cai, University of Kansa, President of the Chinese Economists Society (North America)

Hanming Fang, ShanghaiTech University & University of Pennsylvania
Ding Lu, ShanghaiTech University
Zheng Song, Chinese University of Hong Kong & ShanghaiTech University
Wenxuan Hou, Shanghai Lixin UAF & University of Edinburgh


On the government’s agenda, China is at the final stage of fulfilling one of its Two Centenary Goals: i.e. to bring China into “a moderately prosperous society of a higher level” by the time of the Communist Party’s centenary in 2021. To reach this goal, the country is fighting the “three tough battles” – preventing and defusing systematic financial risks, targeted poverty alleviation, and pollution control. In all these fronts, severe and complicated challenges need in-depth, rigorous, and insightful research by economists and business specialists. “China’s Tough Battles: Reform, Stability and Development” is an international conference to address these challenges.

China Economic Association (UK/Europe) was founded in 1988 in London by a group of overseas Chinese economists, some of whom were impactful policy advisors in China’s economic reform-and-opening process. In the past three decades, it has become the largest academic association on the Chinese economy in Europe. CEA holds two conference every year, one in Europe or UK and one in China. ShanghaiTech University will host the 2019 CEA’s China Conference in Shanghai on 4-5 July 2019.

The objective of this conference is to present high quality theoretical and empirical academic research on the topics related to the recent business, financial and economic development of China. The committee welcomes studies that provide cutting-edge insights into current research work. Specific topics and research questions can include, but are not limited to a) Economic growth and financial stability; b) Legal and financial reforms; c) Innovation & entrepreneurship; d) Environmental sustainability; e) Household finance and targeted poverty alleviation; f) International economic-business relations. We also welcome studies of other economies with implications for China.

Paper Submission Procedure
An abstract of no more than 400 words (or a full paper) with a title, author name(s) with email contacts, JEL code(s), and keywords should be submitted with a subject title “CEA 2019 Submission” to:
Email: luding@shanghaitech.edu.cn
(A proposal for an organized session should contain a theme of the session, titles of 3-4 papers along with their abstracts, author names with e-mail contacts, JEL code(s), and keywords.)
There is NO registration fee for paper presenters.

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2019
Authors will be notified by April 15, 2019
Conference dates: 4-5 July 2019 (Thursday & Friday)

Special Issue of JCEBS
Launched in 2003, the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies (JCEBS) is the official journal of the Chinese Economic Association (UK/Europe), publishing current and relevant findings from cutting-edge research in Chinese economic, business and related issues. If authors would like to have their papers considered by a special issue of JCEBS, please put JCEBS in the subject line.

Job Market
CEA hosts a job market at its annual conference. Hiring institutions are invited to post job ads for free on the conference website and meet the shortlisted candidates during the conference. To post job advertisements, please contact LU Jianan by email at Jianan.Lu@ed.ac.uk.

ShanghaiTech University
393 Middle Huaxia Road, Pudong, Shanghai, 201210

ShanghaiTech University:
ShanghaiTech is a young resource-rich university with a modern residential campus in the heart of Shanghai Pudong’s Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park. With an academic focus on STEAM research, ShanghaiTech is committed to carrying out China’s national development strategy and nurturing the next generation of innovative scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs. With the backing and support of the Shanghai Municipal Government and China Academy of Science, ShanghaiTech’s five schools and three research institutes seek cutting-edge solutions to address the challenges that China and the world is facing in the fields of energy, material, environment, human health, and artificial intelligence.

Shanghai Lixin UAF
Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance was established in 1928 by Pan Xulun, an internationally renowned accountant and educator who is known as the “founding father of modern accounting in China”. The university is the home for 20,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in 17 schools. SLUAF visions itself as a high-quality, application-oriented university of finance and economics with distinctive features.