CEA (UK/Europe) Conference

CEA (UK/Europe) Conference 2024

Upcoming Conference in the UK

The 16th CEA (Europe) and 35th CEA (UK) 2024 Annual Conference, "Building a Sustainable and Resilient Economy", will take place on the 3rd - 4th August 2024, at the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, University College London.

Call for Papers! Building a Sustainable and Resilient Economy


Other Recent Conferences

CEA (Europe/UK) Conference 2023

Conference in Germany

The 15th CEA (Europe) and 34th CEA (UK) 2023 Annual Conference, "Sustainable Development in a Changing Era: China and the World", was held on the 1st July 2023, at the University of Göttingen, Germany. Further information about the conference is available in the Call For Papers.

Conference in China

The 2023 Chinese Economic Association (CEA) Conference, “Digital Transformation: Openness, Innovation and Sustainable Development”, was held on 14th - 16th July 2023, at Xiamen University, China. Further information about the conference is available in the Call For Papers. and Conference Information Page.

CEA (Europe/UK) Conference 2022

The 14th Chinese Economic Association (Europe) and 33rd Chinese Economic Association (UK) Annual Conference, "China’s Dual Circulation: Openness, Technology, and Innovation Networks," was held on November 12th – 13th, 2022, at Durham University. Further information about the conference is available in the Call For Papers and Conference Information Page.

CEA (Europe/UK) Conference 2021

The 13th Chinese Economic Association (CEA Europe) and 32nd CEA UK Annual Conference, "Tackling Climate Change and Transition to Sustainable Development - The Future of China and the World", was held 4th - 5th December 2021, at the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University. Further information about the conference is available in the Call For Papers and Conference Programme.

CEA (Europe/UK) Conference 2020

The 31st CEA (UK) and 12th CEA (Europe) Annual Conference, "China’s Deepened Reform and Openness: Technology, Growth, and Sustainability", was held 12-13 December 2020, at the University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom. The 2020 Call for Papers - CEA 2020 Conference,University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom , is still available.

CEA (Europe/UK) Conference 2019

The 11th CEA (Europe) and 30th CEA (UK) Annual Conference "China’s Industrialization and the Expansion of Global Value Chains" took place 1-2 September 2019, in Stockholm, Sweden at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. The 2019 Call for Papers (pdf) - CEA 2019 Conference, Stockholm, September, 2019, is still available

CEA (UK/Europe) Annual Conference 2018

The 2018 conference of CEA (UK/Europe), entitled "China’s Path to the New Era" was held 22-23 June 2018 in Edinburgh, UK. See 2018 Call For Papers and further information.

CEA(UK/Europe) Annual Conference, 2017, University of Manchester

The CEA 2017 annual conference, entitled "China's New Development: Innovation and Economic Transformation", was held 1-3 September, 2017, at Manchester University, UK.

Further information about the conference is available at the CEA 2017 Conference website and in the Call For Papers.

CEA (UK/Europe) Annual Conference, September 2016

The 2016 CEA (UK) and CEA (Europe) conference was held at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, 1-3 September, 2016. The theme of the conference was "China's New Way of Integration with the World: The New Silk Road and the Opportunities for the World Economy".

2016 Call for Papers.

Further information about the conference is available at CEA 2016 conference website.

CEA (UK/Europe) Annual Conference, September 2015.

The 26th CEA (UK) and 7th CEA (Europe) Annual Conference was held 4-5 September 2015 at the University of Nottingham, UK. The theme of the conference was: China's "New Normal" Economy: Opportunities and Challenges. Chinese economic growth rate fell to 7.4% in 2014 from its peak in 2007 of over 14%, showing a strong sign that the Chinese economy is rebalancing from a 'miracle' economy to a 'new normal' economy.

Scholars were invited to submit theoretical and empirical papers on the following themes:

  • China's economic reform
  • China's economic growth
  • Trade, foreign direct Investment, and China’s outward investment
  • Innovation, Technology and Development
  • Income distribution, education, healthcare and social welfare issues
  • Environmental issues
  • China's political economy
  • China's fiscal and financial system and reform
  • Real estate, capital market and corporate governance
  • Agricultural and rural development
  • Migration issues.


CEA (Europe/UK) China Conference at Tsinghua University, April 2015

The 2015 CEA (Europe/UK) China Conference took place 11 April 2015 in the School for Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

The theme of the conference was "China's Economic Development and Institutional Innovation".

The host provided two nights free accommodation for paper presenters and no registration fee was required. All paper presenters of the CEA 2014 Annual Conference in Gothenburg were cordially invited to present their papers at the conference in April at Tsinghua. New submissions were also welcome.

The following keynote speakers confirmed:

  • Professor Peter Nolan of Cambridge University, UK.
  • Professor Angang Hu of Tsinghua University.
  • Professor Gary Jefferson of Brandeis University, USA.
  • Professor John Ross of Renmin University.

Further details are available here: Call For Papers: CEA Conference April 2015 Tsinghua, Beijing (pdf).

CEA UK/Europe 2014 Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden

The CEA annual conference 2014 was held at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 1-2 September, 2014.

The theme of the 2014 conference was "Institutions and Development: China Miracle and Post-Crisis World Economy".

CEA UK/Europe Annual Conference 2013

CEA Conference 2013, Leiden University, The Hague, Netherlands

The 2013 annual conference was held at Leiden University, The Hague, Netherlands, 30-31 August 2013. It was jointly organized by Leiden University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague.

Information about the CEA 2013 conference can be found at: www.cea2013.leiden.edu

CEA UK/Europe 2012 Annual Conference

The CEA UK/Europe annual conference was held at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London University, 2-3 April 2012.

CEA 2012 London Conference Participant List.

You can view/download the abstracts of papers presented at the 2012 conference.

The CEA London 2012 Conference Programme (rev. 30 March) is still available for viewing.

Best PhD Conference Papers, 2011

Congratulations to the winners of best PhD conference papers presented at the CEA 2011 Annual Conference at UCD, Dublin.

Miao Han (Durham University): "No Remedy, No Right: Re-assessing the Beijing Consensus".

Suyu Liu (Oxford University): "Socioeconomic Statuses, Students' on-campus Performance and Inequalities in Their First Job Salaries: the evidence from the Chinese labour market".

Wei Xia (UCD): "Quantifying the Effects of Food Standards on Trade: New Approach and Understandings"

Report of CEA Conference, Dublin, July 2011

The Chinese Economic Association (UK/Europe), in collaboration with the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland and the Irish Institute for Chinese Studies at UCD, successfully held its 22nd CEA (UK) and 3rd CEA (Europe) Annual Conference on the theme of 'China’s Economic Dynamics and Its Impacts on the World Economy: A Beijing Consensus in the Making' at University College Dublin, Ireland, on 14-15 July 2011. The annual conference was the largest gathering of Chinese economists and business management researchers outside mainland China.

CEA(UK/Europe) Conference, Dublin, 2011 Keynote speaker addresses CEA(UK/Europe) Conference, Dublin, 2011

The honorary guests who came to address the conference included the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny T.D., Lord Mayor of Dublin Councilor Andrew Montague, and the Chinese Ambassador His Excellency Mr. Liu Biwei. In this year's conference six invited internationally renowned scholars, including Professor Martin King Whyte (Harvard University), Professor Wing Thye Woo (University of California), Professor Wen Tiejun (Renmin University of China), Professor Andrew Atherton (Lincoln University), Professor Wu Xiaobo (Zhejiang University), and Professor Michael Funke (Hamburg University), gave excellent keynote speeches.

The two-day annual conference attracted over 150 delegates from over 70 universities and research institutes from 18 different countries. Members of CEA (UK/Europe) presented their latest research findings in the conference that offered valuable new insights into China's economic dynamics and its impacts on the world economy and that debated on whether a Beijing Consensus was in the making.

2011 Conference Abstracts (large .pdf)

2010 Conference Papers

The papers submitted for the CEA UK/EUROPE Annual Conference 2010 at Oxford University are available here here.