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 Initiative on Global Markets at Chicago Booth, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, and the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. 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>


2015 Conference

The eighth China Economics Summer Institute will take place August 19-21, 2015 at Guanghua School of Management at Peking University in Beijing. View Program (PDF)

2014 Conference

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