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Call for Papers


The 2017 CEA (Europe/UK) China Conference at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics(SWUFE)


Venue:School of Public Finance and Taxation

SWUFE,1-2 July 2017, Chengdu, Sichuan, China


Public Finance Theories and Policies underthe Belt and Road Initiative


The fast development of the Belt and Road Initiative in recent years has attracted remarkable attention across the globe. Since the capacity of government to mobilize resources in both public and private sectors is critical to ensuring the success of the Initiative, there are substantial academic interest in fiscal policies and tools of the countries along the Belt and Road. The conference aims to provide a forum for high-quality work inpublic economics and policies. This event intends to bring together Chinese and international scholars to discuss their work related to China and/or other countries along the Belt and Road.



Scholars are invited to submit theoretical and empirical papers on all areas of public economicsand policies. Relevant topics include but are not limited to the following:

1)        Tax reform in China;

2)        Government budget and transfer;

3)        State and local government debt;

4)        Education, health and Environment;

5)        Income distribution and social security.


Publication: All papers accepted for the conference are eligible for a special issue with the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies (JCEBS). Papers will be reviewed for JCEBS upon receipt using its normal criteria. Note that the acceptance of a paper to the conference is not a guarantee of publication by JCEBS.


Submission: Complete papers should be sent to cea_2017@126.comby 2nd May, 2017. Please feel free to address any inquiresto this address as well.


Participation:There is no registration fee for the conference. Presenting authors (one for each paper) will be provided two nights of accommodation at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, Sichuan, China. The announcement of accepted papers will be made by 15th May, 2017.


Conference Chair:

Yuan Li: President of the Chinese Economic Association Europe/UK. Professor on East Asian Economic and Business Studies. Institute of East Asian Studies and Mercator School of Management. University of Duisburg Essen.

Rong Liu: Dean of School of Public Finance and Taxation, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China. Professor, Ph.D. on Economics.


Committee Members: Jianjun Li, Qi Gao, Jian Huang, Yang Song.



Background information about CEA  (next page, please)

Chinese Economic Association (Europe/UK)

The Chinese Economic Association (Europe/UK) is an independent, non-profit research association of scholars, researchers, students and business executive concerned with China’s economic development. The main objective of the CEA is to promote scholarly exchange and encourage academic leadership associatedwith Chinese economic and business studies in Europe.Its past annual conferences have attracted wide-ranging attention from academic institutions, government organizations, banks and industries, alongside with the media in Europe and China. Prominent speakers from politics, diplomacy and academia include top-level government officials, ambassadors and Nobel laureates. Launched in 2003, the Journal of Chines Economic and Business Studies (JCEBS) is the officialjournal of the CEA.


Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE)


Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) is one of China’s leading universities in the fields of finance, economics and management. Originally founded as Kwang Hua University in 1925, SWUFE has been a witness to China's economic progress and contributed its part to China's economic miracle. Now its location Chengdu, the engine-city for the development of Western China and the fourth-largest aviation hub in China, is known internationally for its rapid internationalization, unique Sichuan culture, and for being the home of the Panda.


SWUFE has over 30 research institutes, some of which are at national level, including the China Finance Research Center, Finance Innovation Research Center, Economics and Management Research Center. 27 schools of SWUFE offer Chinese, bilingual and full English degree programs, mostly business related, from undergraduate to PhD levels to over 23,000 students including 900+ international students.


The School of Public Finance and Taxation at SWUFE was established in 1952, the first specialist school of public finance and taxation affairs among Chinese universities. As an established base of expertise in public economics and related policy studies, the School currently provideseducation and training at undergraduate, master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels and offers featured courses in tax planning, public finance, taxation, andpublic budgeting.In recent years, the School has been recruiting faculty members worldwide to further enhance her research and teaching capabilities.


In the past six decades, the School has produced an exceptional array of graduates.Our alumni have worked for public financial administrations, tax authorities, accounting and tax firms, businesses and non-governmental organizations, teaching and research institutions, etc. In the coming years, the School will continue to strive for excellence and maintain her achievements in both research and teaching.