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[Call for Application] The 3rd Summer School on New Structural Economics


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The Third Summer School on New Structural Economics

July 18 – July 24, Peking University, Beijing, China

Proposed and championed by Professor Justin Yifu Lin, New Structural Economics (NSE)applies a neoclassical approach to study the determinants of structural change with a special focus on how to help developing countries achieve economic transformation.The NSE has been endorsed by renowned economists worldwide, including more than 10 Nobel Laureates such as Joseph Stiglitz, Gary Becker and Michael Spence, and is taken as the third wave in development economics after Structuralism and neoliberalism.

The Third Summer School on New Structural Economics at Peking University aims to select a core group of postgraduate students and junior researchers who are keen to learn theoretical frameworks, empirical application, and methodology of New Structural Economics (exceptional undergraduates can be enrolled as well; members of previous NSE summer schools will not be include in the 3rd Summer School on NSE).

Leading scholars will give lectures on the following frontier topics:

Justin Yifu Lin,New Structural Economics: A Framework for Rethinking Development;
Xiaobo Zhang,Structure of Production in the Early Stage of Development;
Keun Lee,Economics of Technological Catch-up: Korea and Other Developing Countries;
Ju Jiandong,Dynamic Structural Analysis;
Yong Wang,Structural Change, IndustrialUpgrading, and Industrial Policies
Binkai Chen and Xifang Sun,Empirical Research of New Structural Economics
Celestin Monga and Jiajun Xu,The Growth Identification and Facilitation Framework: Country Case Studies

The summer school will also include a one-day field visit to gain some first-hand experiences of industrial parks in the city of Suzhou of Jiangsu Province in China.

Applicants are expected to submit a research proposal related to New Structural Economics. We encourage applicants to apply the fresh perspective of New Structural Economics to conduct empirically-grounded studies on a wide range of topics including but not limited to structural changes, industrial upgrading, industrial parks, technological catch-up, labor markets, financial development, economic transition, international trade and finance. Theoretical and methodological explorations are also welcome.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to get advice from the lecturers during the summer school to further improve their research proposals. At the end of the summer school, the organizer will select excellent proposals for funding for further research. 

Applicants are expected to submit the following items:

CV (includes expertise and publications)
Research Proposal (no longer than two pages)
Writing Sample (no longer than 2,000 words) (optional)
Two Reference Letters

Please submit your application via http://jsform.com/f/okq9ct before mid-night on April 20, 2016(local time in Beijing). We will select candidates on a rolling basis. Early applications are welcome.

Successful candidates will be provided an economic class air travel (or second class train for local students) and local accommodation.For further information, please contact Ms. Vivian Weijia Zhuo at nse@nsd.pku.edu.cn.

We are looking forward to your application!

Center for New Structural Economics at Peking University

9 March 2016