CEA(Europe/UK) UCD

Call for Papers

Chinese Economic Association (Europe/UK)
Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies

The 22nd CEA(UK) and 3rd CEA(Europe) Annual Conference

China's Economic Dynamics and Its Impacts on the World Economy: A Beijing Consensus in the Making?

Co-organised by
UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland
Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD
University College Dublin

14-15 July 2011

University College Dublin, Ireland

In the recent global financial meltdown China has emerged as a stronger global economic player. China’s economic growth has been widely recognised as a key driving force of the world economic recovery and China’s economic and political influence is reaching far and wide. While the Chinese government’s decisive stimulus programme to steer the Chinese economy away from collapsing was exemplary, China indeed faces tough challenges ahead in keeping growth fast and pushing forward difficult structural reforms in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.

Issues of rebalancing its sources of growth ranges from reforming monetary and financial policies not at the expense of national competitiveness, rebalancing sources of growth between exported-led and domestic consumption, diversifying the export markets, accommodating rising labour costs in the low-cost growth model, rebalancing regional development, moving from imitation to independent innovation, and pursuing sustainable development.

Given the size of the Chinese economy, the direction and pace of China’s economic growth and structural reforms will undoubtedly give rise to far reaching impacts on the world economy. Also, the way China manages and grows its economy has provided plenty of food for thought on the varieties of systems that make prolonged growth possible. The main theme of the 22nd Annual Conference of CEA (UK) and the 3rd CEA (Europe) Conference concerns China’s economic dynamics and its impact on the rest of the world whilst exploring whether a Beijing consensus is in the making.

Several distinguished scholars have been invited to give keynote speeches at our conference:

  • Professor Joseph Eugene Stiglitz (Nobel Laureate 2001, Columbia University)
  • Professor Elinor Ostrom (Nobel Laureate 2009, Indiana University)
  • Dr. Ding Xuedong (State Council of China)
  • Professor Wen Tiejun (Renmin University of China)
  • Professor Martin King Whyte (Harvard University)
  • Professor Gordon Redding (INSEAD)
  • Dr. Stefen Halper (University of Cambridge)

Submissions of theoretical and empirical studies are welcome. Topics covered may include but are not limited to:

  • China and Post-Crisis Rebalancing Strategy
  • Diversification of China’s International Economic Ties
  • The Beijing consensus
  • China’s Structural Reform, Growth Patterns and New Challenges
  • China’s Fiscal and Monetary Policies in the Post Global Crisis
  • Income Distribution, Healthcare and Social Welfare Reforms
  • Inward and Outward Foreign Direct Investment
  • Innovation, Technology and Development
  • Entrepreneurship, New Venture Creation and Growth
  • Financial Sector and Tax Reforms
  • Real Estate, Capital Market and Corporate Governance
  • Labour Market Reform and Human Resource Management
  • Urbanisation and Rural-Urban Migration
  • Rural Development and Land Reform
  • Sustainable Development

Selected conference papers will be published in the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies and an edited book. Further features of the conference include:

  • PhD colloquium: experienced supervisors will chair and comment on students’ papers
  • Prizes will be awarded for best papers submitted and presented by PhD students
  • Information Corner on job opportunities

You are invited to submit an abstract of 300-500 words by the 25th of March 2011, either through online submission (www.ceauk.org.uk), or email to ex9002@yahoo.co.uk. You will be informed within two weeks whether your paper can be accepted. Subsequently you will be expected to provide the full paper by the 29th of May 2011.

Conference fee is €156/£135; PhD student concessional fee is €28/£25 (including membership of CEA and four issues of the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies). Chinese students studying in the UK are particularly encouraged to submit their papers and participate in the conference. We will try our best to assist with your VISA applications and transportation from the UK to Dublin.

CEA (UK/Europe) Parallel Conference 2011

Another major feature of the CEA (UK/Europe) annual conference is a parallel conference held in conjunction with a Chinese university each year. CEA (UK/Europe) is pleased to announce that the 2011 parallel conference is to be held at City University of Hong Kong and selected papers at the Dublin conference will be invited to attend the conference.

About the CEA (UK)

The CEA (UK) was launched in 1988 and has since become one of the leading organisations in Europe promoting research on China. Its past annual conferences have attracted wide-ranging attention from academic institutions, government organisations, banks and industries, alongside the media in the UK and China. Prominent speakers have included ministers from the Chinese and British governments, the Chinese ambassadors, and eminent academic figures of international repute including Nobel laureates of economic sciences. Papers from these conferences have been published in leading economics and business journals, edited books and the CEA (UK)’s official journal, the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, published by Taylor & Francis.

About the CEA (Europe)

CEA (Europe) was established in 2009 as a major expansion of CEA (UK). It is a non-profit and independent legal entity. The main objective of the CEA (Europe) is to promote scholarly exchanges and encourage academic leadership on Chinese economic and business studies in Europe. All CEA (UK) members will be offered free membership of CEA (Europe).


Dr Jun Li
Conference Chair
CEA (Europe/UK)


Dr Liming Wang
Chair of Local Organising Committee
CEA (Europe)