China Economics Summer Institute 2014: Program

The 7th China Economics Summer Institute (CESI) will take place at Tsinghua University School of Economics and Managment between June 30 and July 2nd 2014. The program can be downloaded here. The working papers of previous CESI workshops available at and at

The objective of CESI is to create a network and community of top level scholars working on Chinese economic development. This initiative is currently co-sponsored by UC Berkeley IGov - Institutions and Governance Program at the Institute for International Studies (with generous funding from the Ford Foundation), the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a joint program of the LICOS-Center for Institutions and Economic Performance at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Stanford - CASS REAP (Rural Education Action Program). The Summer Institute is organized in collaboration with the BREAD, NBER and CEPR networks of academic economists. 

The Summer Institute will bring together between 20 and 30 participants for a period of three days.  During the workshop, there will be seminar presentations and free time to allow scholars to interact and explore the possibility of doing joint research projects. Senior scholars who will attend will be available for consultations with junior scholars. Afternoon sessions will give the opportunity to a select group of young scholars and Ph. D students to present their work.

The scientific committee of the China Economic Summer Institute is composed of Chongen Bai, Robin Burgess, Hongbin Cai, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Hongbin Li, Albert Park, Gérard Roland, Jo Swinnen, Shang-Jin Wei and Yaohui Zhao.