The China Economics Summer Institute’s (CESI) objective is to create a network and community of top-level scholars working on Chinese economic development.

The CESI is currently co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Center on Institutions and Governance, the Chicago Booth Initiative on Global Markets, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Institute for Emerging Market Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Department of Economics, and Social Science Division), and a joint program of the LICOS-Center for Institutions and Economic Performance at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Stanford-CASS Rural Education Action Program. The Summer Institute is organized in collaboration with the BREAD, CEPR and NBER networks of academic economists.

The Summer Institute brings together between 20 and 30 participants for three days of seminar presentations, and also allows 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, usually during the afternoons and there will be some lectures by senior scholars.

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


2014 Conference

The seventh China Economics Summer Institute took place June 30-July 2, 2014 at Tsinghua University.
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2013 Conference

The sixth China Economics Summer Institute took place on August 22-24, 2013 at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
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