• Conference Registration
  • Before June 14th, 2018

  • Hotel Reservation
  • Before June 14th, 2018

  • Paper Submission
  • Before February 28th, 2018

Call for Papers

2018 China International Conference in Macroeconomics

June 23 - 24, 2018

Beijing, China


The inaugural annual China International Conference in Macroeconomics (CICM) will be held on June 23-24, 2018 in Beijing, which is jointly sponsored and organized Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance (PBCSF), Tsinghua University National Institute of Financial Research (NIFR) and China Forum of Macroeconomic Research (CFMR). The conference is the first major activity in a series of conferences to be organized jointly by the China Forum of Macroeconomic Research and collaborating academic institutions in the Greater China area. The conference is composed of regular parallel academic sessions in both English and Chinese, as well as a policy session where policy makers and experts from China and other regions discuss and present their views on current issues related to Chinese and the global macro economy.



The PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University

The National Institute of Financial Research, Tsinghua University

China Forum of Macroeconomic Research



We welcome high-quality academic papers in all areas of macroeconomics as broadly defined, especially research on Chinese macro economy. The topics include but not limited to, economic growth and development, business cycles, firm dynamics, labor market, money and banking, macro-finance, monetary and fiscal policies, international trade and finance, structural changes, and income distribution and inequality. Papers in both English and Chinese are considered.



Thomas J. Sargent    New York University; 2011 Nobel Laureate in Economics

Justin Lin                   Peking University

Tao Zha                     Emory University and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta



The program committee plans to select two conference papers for the following awards.

CICM Best Paper Award: US$2000

CICM Best Junior Scholar Paper Award: US$2000

Papers in all topics will be considered for the awards, but we give priority to job market papers and China-related research.



If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please submit your paper at:


The deadline for submission is February 28th, 2018. Notification of acceptance will be sent by April 1st, 2018. Each accepted paper will be discussed by a discussant.


For each accepted paper, the conference will cover up to 3 days of accommodation for one author and the discussant.





If you have any question, please contact the organizers by sending email to


Jianjun Miao

Boston University

Hao Zhou

Tsinghua University


Ruediger Bachmann

University of Notre Dame

Jinhui Bai

Tsinghua University and Washington State University

Yan Bai

University of Rochester

Binkai Chen

Central University of Finance and Economics

Liutang Gong

Peking University

Kevin Huang

Vanderbilt University and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Jiandong Ju

Tsinghua University

Zheng Liu

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Yulei Luo

The University of Hong Kong

Alexander Michaelides

Imperial College London

Toshihiko Mukoyama

University of Virginia

Michael Zheng Song

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Vincenzo Quadrini

University of Southern California

Cheng Wang

Fudan University

Jian Wang

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen)

Pengfei Wang

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Yong Wang

Peking University

Yi Wen

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Danyang Xie

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Eric Young

University of Virginia

Xiaodong Zhu

University of Toronto