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CALL FOR PAPERS:The Eleventh IEFS China Annual Conference (Online)

The Eleventh IEFS China Annual Conference (Online)

(Beijing, China, December 14-16, 2021)

Organized by the University of International Business and Economics

and IEFS China


We are pleased to announce that the Eleventh International Economics and Finance Society (IEFS) China annual conference will be held on December 14-16, 2021 (including a Trade-GVC Policy Forum: December 16) in Beijing, China (via internet), Online conference. The University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) will host the conference. The organizers of the 2021 annual conference welcome your submission for paper presentation.

The IEFS China was established in 2008 and since then we have organized annual international conferences on various topics in the field of international trade and finance. And the past conferences, hosted by University of International Business and Economics in Beijing (2009, 2010, 2011, and 2014-2019), by Nankai University in Tianjin (2012), and by Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (2013), and co-hosted by University of International Business and Economics and Capital University of Economics and Business (2015-2016), have been well attended with established and rising scholars in the field from all over the world.

This conference will feature the renowned keynotes speakers:

Andrew Bernard of Dartmouth College, USA

Eric Bond of Vanderbilt University, USA

Amit Khandelwal of Columbia University, USA

Andres Rodriguez -Clare of UC Berkley, USA

Gianmarco Ottaviano of University of Bocconi, Italy

Expected Invited Participants

Daniel Bernhofen (American U.), Kenneth Chan (CityU, HK), Davin Chor (Dartmouth), Georgios Chortareas (Athen, EEFS), Chi Chur Chao (Deakin), Mario Crucini (Vanderbilt), Peter Egger (ETHZ), Taiji Furusawa (Tokyo U), Jiandong Ju (Tsinghua U), Edwin Lai (HKUST), James Lake (Sothern Methodist), Mary Lovely (Syracuse), Yue Lv (Hongkong U), Sushanta Mallick (St. Mary College, London U), Keith Maskus (Colorado at Boulder), Larry Qiu (HKU), Pascalis Raimondos-Møller (Copenhagen), Joel Rodrigue (Vanderbilt), Haiwai Tang (Hongkong U), Daniel Xu (Duke University), Alan Woodland (UNSW), Eden Yu (Chuhai College HK), Zhihong Yu (Nottingham), Lex Laixin Zhao (Kobe), Ben Zissimos (Exeter), Susan Zhu (Michigan State).

(More distinguished scholars are expected to join the conference. An updated list will be made available on the official website.)

Supporting SSCI Journals

We are in the process of lining up a few key journals, such as Economic Modelling, Review of International Economics, World Economy, etc. as supporting journals for this conference. All speakers are strongly encouraged (though not obligated) to submit their conference papers for publication, subject to the normal refereeing process.

Papers presented at the conference, subject to further refereeing, may be considered for publication in special issue/section from one of supporting journal. More supporting SSCI journals will be available in the future, while we strongly encourage paper presenters to discuss with them and/or visit their journal websites. More information will be made available on the official websites.

Submission for Presentation

1. Submissions must be made before December 1, 2021 through Email: rigvc@uibe.edu.cn

2. While we prefer papers in their entirety, we also welcome submissions of extended abstracts (up to 500 words).

3. Upon acceptance of their papers, authors must confirm their attendance by completing the registration on or before December 12, 2021.

4. Accepted papers in their entirety must be submitted on or before December 10 2021

5. All papers will be presented in English.

Time Table

December 1, 2021

Deadline for Online Submission

December 5, 2021

Notice for final decision via email

December 10, 2021

Deadline for full paper submission


All conference participants, with the exception of keynote speakers and invited speakers, must register on or before December 10, 2021. Registration fee will be waived this year.

Official Websites

Our official website is: www.iefschina.org.

For enquiries, please contact us at rigvc@uibe.edu.cn.

IEFS China Conference Coordinator

Prof. Xiaopeng Yin

Executive Dean, Research Institute for Global Value Chains (RIGVC), UIBE and Secretary/Treasurer, IEFS China

Co-Chairs of Organizing Committee, IEFS China 2021 conference

Prof. Jiadong Tong

Professor of Economics, Nankai University,

President of IEFS China,

Tianjin, China

Prof. Zhongxiu Zhao

Professor of Economics, President of Shandong University of Finance and Economics,

Vice President of IEFS China,

Beijing, China.

Prof. Xiaopeng Yin

Executive Dean of Research Institute for Global Value Chains, UIBE,

Beijing, China

Prof. Yihong Tang

Dean of School of International Trade and Economics , UIBE,

Beijing, China

Secretariat of Organizing Committee, IEFS China 2021 conference

Mr. Yongjie Liu (Secretary General), rigvc@uibe.edu.cn

Conference contact Mr. Yongjie Liu

Tel: (86-10) 6449-3316

Fax: (86-10) 6449-2499

Email: rigvc@uibe.edu.cn