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【Call for Paper】The 2018 Conference on China's Reform and Opening Up: Structural Transformation and Economic Development


The 2018 Conference on China's Reform and Opening Up: Structural Transformation and Economic Development
October 12-14, 2018 (Friday - Sunday)
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

The China Economic Review (CER) journal, the Institute of New Structural Economics (INSE) at Peking University, and the Center for Research of Private Economy (CRPE) and College of Economics at Zhejiang University are jointly organizing 2018 Conference on China's Reform and Opening Up: Structural Transformation and Economic Development. The conference will be held on October 12-14, 2018 at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. The aim of the conference is to mark the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up policy, present and discuss frontier research in all areas of economics related to China's and structural transformation and economic development.

【Keynote Speakers】

Ju, Jiandong (Tsinghua University)
Lin, Justin Yifu (Peking University)
Lu, Ming (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Zhang, Junsen (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Zhang, Xiaobo (Peking Univeristy)

【Organizing Committee】

Huang, Xianhai (Zhejiang University), conference co-chairs
Pan, Shiyuan (Zhejiang University), conference co-chairs
Shi, Jinchuan (Zhejiang University), conference chair
Wang, Yong (Peking University)
Zhang, Zibin (Zhejiang University)
Zhu, Xiwei(Zhejiang University)


We welcome submissions from all topics related to China's structural transformation and economic development, including but not limited to the following areas:
China's new pattern of development
Private sector growth and economic development
Structural transformation and industrial upgrading
Innovation policy
Internet plus and economic growth
Total factor productivity analysis
Regional disparities
Urban development
Middle income transition
Population policy
Pension reforms
Public sector reforms
Fiscal system reforms
Labor market development
Environmental policy
Sustainable development
Global trade and investment
Financial market development
Housing and real estate development

Selected papers presented in the conference are eligible to be considered for publication in the China Economic Review (CER). If you wish your paper to be considered for publication in the CER, please indicate so in your email. The submission portal of the CER will be opened in December 2018, and you could submit your paper through the submission portal and choose the article type as "VSI: Reform and Opening Up" during the submission process. Note that the acceptance of a paper is not a guarantee of publication by the CER. All selected papers will go through the journal's blind review process.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Period: April 1, 2018 – July 31, 2018
Decision Notification Deadline: August 10, 2018
Preliminary Program Announcement: September 1, 2018
Registration Period: September 1, 2018 – September 25, 2018

Authors are invited to submit their research papers (in English) in PDF file to the following address: conference_crpe@zju.edu.cn


The conference will be located in the Yuquan Campus of Zhejiang University, which is very close to beautiful West-Lake. All participants should arrange their own accommodations. Hotel booking assistance will be provided upon request.

All participants are expected to make their own travel arrangement. Further information will be provided on the conference website:
If you have questions, please contact us via email: conference_crpe@zju.edu.cn. We look forward to meeting you in Hangzhou.