Ideas for Developing Asia and the Pacific

Call for Papers: The Middle Income Trap in Asia and PRC Growth Slowdown


Workshop on the Middle Income Trap in Asia and PRC Growth Slowdown
Beijing, People’s Republic of China (PRC)
13-14 April 2016

The Asian Development Bank Institute, in collaboration with China & World Economy, of the Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, invites submissions of unpublished papers on the subject of ”Middle Income Trap in Asia and PRC Growth Slowdown”.

We are looking for original research papers related to, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Causes of growth stagnation of those economies that have been trapped in “middle-income” status
  • Factors explaining the long-term growth slowdown of major advanced economies, including, but not limited to, Japan, Korea and Taipei,China, including convergence, population aging, structural distortions, trade competitiveness and globalization, drawing implications for the PRC
  • Forces underlying the past growth and current slowdown of the Chinese economy
  • Quantifying the impacts of slower PRC growth on other economies in terms of trade, investment and employment
  • Analyzing policies or structural developments that could prevent economies from falling into the “middle-income trap”

ADBI will meet the travel and accommodation costs of one author per paper. Accepted papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of China & World Economy and/or as part of a book volume.

Important dates:

  • Deadline for submission of Abstracts/Draft Papers: 1 March 2016
  • Deadline for submission of Complete Papers: 1 April 2016
  • Workshop date: 13-14 April 2016

Abstracts/draft papers should be submitted to: Peter Morgan, Senior Consultant for Research, [email protected]. Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo, Japan.