We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Seventh Annual International Workshop on Economic Analysis of Institutions at Xiamen University. We welcome submissions of research papers that adopt the economic approach in analyzing the role of institutions in economic, political, and social development. Institutions are broadly defined here to include both formal arrangements such as the legal system, the government, and their respective rules, as well as informal behavioral patterns including customs and other cultural values. Scholars from disciplines such as economics, history, political science, anthropology, and sociology are encouraged to submit their work. Topics will include the economic analysis of law, regulation, institutions and economic growth, transition economics, and economic history.
It is our honor to have the following distinguished keynote speakers this year:
Jimmy Hing Chi Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Kong-pin Chen, Academia Sinica
Simon Loertscher,University of Melbourne
Thomas G. Rawski, University of Pittsburgh
PAPER SUBMISSION AND REGISTRATION
Researchers who would like to present their work at the conference are invited to submit a draft manuscript to the website of the workshop:
The submission deadline is April 8, 2019. Decisions of acceptance will be announced by April 15, 2019.
There will be no registration fees. Meals will be provided during the course of the workshop, but the participants are expected to cover their own travel and hotel expenses. The registration deadline is April 20, 2019.
The Annual International Workshop on Economic Analysis of Institutions is part of the effort by WISE, the Chow Center for Economics Research and SOE at Xiamen University to establish a leading research center in institutional economics in the Asia Pacific region.
The economics disciplines in Xiamen University were first established in 1921 and have a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research, with a focus on the role of institutions in economic and social development. Mr. Wang Yanan, the former President of Xiamen University for 19 years and the renowned economist who translated Adam Smith's Wealth of the Nation and Karl Marx's Das Kapital into Chinese, guided the rapid development of economics disciplines in XMU since 1949.
In May of 1982, China's State Education Ministry approved the elevation of the Department of Economics to the School of Economics, making it the first school of economics established among top universities in mainland China since 1980. In 2005, the Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE) was founded, as a recent effort by Xiamen University to build a first class modern economics research institute and to facilitate international research and academic exchanges.The newest addition to XMU's economics disciplines is the Chow Center for Economics Research, which was founded in October of 2016 and will work closely with SOE and WISE to promote Xiamen University as one of the major centers for economic research and education in the Asia Pacific.
Located in Southeast China with convenient direct flights to many major cities in Asia, Xiamen is famous for its resort like atmosphere and has a reputation as the cleanest and most livable Chinese city. Interesting places near Xiamen include the UNESCO World Heritage Hakka Earth Buildings, Gulangyu (Piano Island) and Wuyi Mountain. For more information on the city of Xiamen, please go to: http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/home.php.