Call for Papers: Asia and the Pacific Economies

Seminar on Asia and the Pacific Economies
Suzhou, People’s Republic of China (PRC)
12-13 May 2017

We invite submission of papers for a 2-day seminar on topics related to Asia and the Pacific economies. We are looking for original research papers in the field of theoretical, empirical and experimental economic and business issues. The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) joins Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) with special sessions on financial inclusion and regulation, the middle-income trap and industrial structure upgrading that broaden the scope of the research agenda.

Themes of the seminar:

Two central themes are related to Asia and the Pacific studies and the Chinese economy.

Asia and the Pacific region has experienced market-oriented reforms, market opening and globalization, economic and financial regionalization, etc., which underpin the first theme. Topics include Asian integration, trade, foreign investment, finance and capital flows, macroeconomics, and exchange rates.

The central role of the PRC as the world’s biggest exporter and the world’s second largest economy underpins the second theme. Any aspects of the Chinese economy may be explored, including trade liberalization and special trade areas, economic concentration, labor market reforms, financial sector reforms and capital market opening, structural reforms, monetary policy, fiscal policy and decentralization, local and federal government competition, etc.

Information on previous years’ events can be found at the following link: International Seminar on Asia and the Pacific Economies

ADBI Special Sessions:

This is the third year that ADBI is organizing special sessions for the seminar. The topics for the ADBI special sessions include the following:


Important dates:

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Abstracts (250 words or less) must be submitted to [email protected] no later than March 15, 2017 as a Word document containing a title, name and affiliation of the author(s), contact information and the appropriate fields (JEL classifications). However, early applications with a full paper are preferred. The working language of the seminar will be English. Only papers written in English will be considered. If there are two or more authors, please identify who will be attending. Authors of selected papers will be notified by the end of April or earlier. A full draft paper will be required for the workshop, and should be submitted by April 15, 2017.

Authors will be required to make a 30 minutes presentation. One discussant per paper will comment on the paper and lead the discussion.


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