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The Final Call for Papers

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The Final Call for Papers

The 2nd Xiangjiang River Forum

in Economics, Finance and Management for Young Scholars

Center for Economics, Finance and Management Studies (CEFMS)

Hunan University

August 25-27, 2023

Changsha, China

Annual Forum

The Center for Economics, Finance and Management Studies (CEFMS), Hunan University, is pleased to announce a call for papers for the Center’s second annual forum, Xiangjiang River Forum in Economics, Finance and Management for Young Scholars, to be held on August 25-27, 2023. Further, established in 2013, CEFMS is celebrating its ten-year anniversary, a significant milestone for the Center. We warmly invite all forum participants to join us in celebrating this momentous occasion with our faculty, students, and alumni.

The annual forum offers an international platform for an exchange of ideas and open discussions among scholars in economics, finance, and management on current problems of national and international importance. The forum aims, in particular, to provide a venue for young scholars, including Ph.D. candidates, especially overseas returnees, to maintain and develop international scholarly exchanges, to keep global connections, and to establish a sense of their community.

The forum welcomes papers on a broad range of topics in economics and finance. We look forward to meeting with young scholars from all over the world.

Paper Submission

· We welcome submissions in all fields of economics and finance.

· For a presentation, please email an extended abstract (400-500 words in English) no later than June 10, 2023 to highly encourage participation on-site, while also selecting a limited number of papers for online presentation.

· The Organizing Committee will e-mail you by July 10, 2023 on whether your paper has been accepted for presentation.


June 30

Submission deadline   for papers

July 10

Notification of   decision

August 5

Registration deadline

Tentative Program Outline

The   2nd Xiangjiang River Forum in Economics, Finance and Management for Young   Scholars

August 25-27, 2023


August 25 17:30-19:30

Parallel Sessions and Ten-year Anniversary Celebration

August 26 8:00-18:00

A - August 26 8:00-10:00

B - August 26 10:10-12:10

C - August 26 13:50-15:50

D - August 26 16:00-18:00

Keynote Speech

August 27 8:20-9:50

Guoqiang Long   (Tentative), Development Research   Center of the State Council

Outstanding Youth Scholar Plenary Session

August 27 10:00-12:00

Dr. Xiqian Cai: Xiamen University

Dr. Zhigang Cao: Beijing Jiaotong University

Dr. Qiang Ji, Chinese Academy of Science

Dr. Sanxi Li: Renmin University of China

Ten-Year Anniversary of CEFMS and Alumni Gathering

August 27 12:20-14:00

Keynote Speaker (Tentative)

Dr. Guoqiang Long

Dr. Guoqiang Long is the Vice President (Vice Minister), a member of leading party members’ group and a research fellow of the Development Research Center of the State Council. Dr. Long obtained his Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees from Peking University. Prior to joining DRC, Dr. Long worked at Peking University, Foreign Economic Relations Research Department, and Brookings Institution's Center for Northeast Asia Policy Studies. Throughout his career, Dr. Long has focused on China's key policy issues related to foreign trade, cross-border investment, international economic cooperation, special economic zones, and regional economic cooperation. Dr. Long has received several prestigious awards, including the DRC's Annual Excellent Papers Award, the China Development Research Award, and the National Prize for Excellent Papers on Foreign Trade and Economic Relations.

Plenary Speakers

Xiqian Cai

Dr. Xiqian CAI is a professor at Xiamen University, who obtained a PhD degree from National university of Singapore in 2015. His research interests lie in the field of behavioral economics and development economics. His work has been published in the leading international journals, such as Review of Economic and Statistics, Management Science, Journal of Development Economics. Currently, he is the Associate Editor of China and World Economy and China Economic Studies. He received the Outstanding Youth Science Fund Award by the National Natural Science Foundation of China in 2020.

Zhigang Cao

Cao Zhigang is a professor at the School of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University. He graduated from the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2010, and stayed on as an assistant researcher. In September 2017, he joined the School of Economics and Management at Beijing Jiaotong University as a professor under the "Outstanding Hundred Talents Program." His main research interests include cooperative games, transportation games, network games, algorithmic games, and other areas. He has published papers in journals such as Operations Research, Mathematics of Operations Research, and Games and Economic Behavior. His work has received honors including the Chinese Information Economics Theory Contribution Award, and the Youth Science and Technology Award in Systems Science and Systems Engineering. He was funded by the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars.

Qiang Ji

Dr. Qiang Ji is deputy director of Institute of System Analysis and Management in Institutes of Science and Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISDCAS). He presides the program supported by Excellent Young Scientists Fund of National Natural Science Foundation of China and is granted the Excellent Member by Youth Innovation Promotion Association of CAS. He has been engaged in research work in the fields of energy strategic management, energy and climate finance, energy forecasting and risk management. He is the co-founder of China Energy Finance Network, vice president of International Society for Energy Transition Studies and Society for the Studies of Climate Finance. He is a founding editor of Journal of Climate Finance and serves as senior editors, associate editors for over ten energy and financial journals, such as Energy Economics, Finance Research Letters and International Review of Financial Analysis. He has published more than 150 SCI/SSCI indexed articles in peer-reviewed journals and been named in the global “Highly Cited Researchers” lists in year 2021-2022 released by Clarivate Analytics, and “World’s Top 2% Scientists” lists released by Stanford University in year 2020-2022.

Sanxi Li

Dr. Sanxi Li is a Professor at School of Economic at Renmin University of China. His research covers. His work appears in Management Science, Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economic Behavior, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Health Economics,Economic Inquiry, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, and so on.

Special Issue

All submissions accepted for presentation will be eligible for submission to a Special Issue of Journal of Management Science and Engineering (JMSE) (ISSN 2589-5532). JMSE is the official journal of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).

Senior Editor and Associate Editors for Papers:

Haizheng Li, Georgia Institute of Technology

Belton Fleisher, Ohio State University,

Patrick McCarthy, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Forum Tour

· Visiting the Yuelu Academy, afternoon, August 27.

Registration Fee

Registration is required. Registration fee covers 1 reception, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 3 coffee breaks, forum tour transportation, and conference materials.

1.Regular participation: 600 RMB

2.Student participation (upload your student ID in the registration form):300 RMB

Forum Location and Accommodation

·Forum Location: North Campus, Hunan University (湖南大学财院校区)

·Conference Hotel:锦江都城酒店(岳麓山大学城店)

Discount price:278 RMB/day (breakfast included)

Rooms are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the hotel at 0731-88123999 to reserve a room.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the forum, feel free to send an Email to our committee at

The First Forum in 2022

From August 19th to 21st, 2022, the Center's first annual forum, Xiangjiang River Forum in Economics, Finance, and Management for Young Scholars was successfully held at Hunan University. Scholars from more than 40 universities from China and abroad participated in the meeting, with more than 60 papers presented in the forum. Professor Justin Yifu Lin, Dean of the New Structural Economics Research Institute of Peking University, was invited as the keynote speaker of the forum whose presentation theme was "The Meaning of Structural Revolution of New Structural Economics Structure to Modern Economics". In addition, Professor Xiaoguang Chen of the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Professor Fangwen Lu of Peking University, and Professor Lingling Zheng of the Business School of the Renmin University of China, who have received the Outstanding Youth Science Fund Award by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, shared their working papers in the “Outstanding Youth Scholar Plenary Session”of the forum.


Established as a “special international platform” in 2013, CEFMS at Hunan University attracts research scholars from around the globe to conduct cutting-edge research and provide students with rigorous academic training. The Center admits master’s and doctoral level students and offers positions for post-doctoral fellows. The curricula are similar to graduate programs at research universities in the United States. All courses are in English.

Hunan University ( is situated at the foot of the Yuelu Mountain and on the west bank of the Xiang River in Changsha, capital city of Hunan Province. The University originated from one of the four famous Academies of the Song Dynasty, the Yuelu Academy, which is the only one of the ancient Chinese academies of classical learning to have evolved into a modern institution of higher education. As one of the key comprehensive universities under the Ministry of Education, Hunan University has been in China’s "Project 211" and "Project 985" for priority investment and development.

Changsha is the capital of Hunan Province ( The history of the city dates back to the Western Zhou Dynasty (1046-771 BC). The Xiang River runs across the city from south to north, with the Shui-Lu-Zhou Island at the center of the river. The famous Yuelu Mountain lies on the west bank of the river. The renowned historical attractions include the Mawangdui Han Dynasty Tomb (206 BC-AD 220) and the actual Yuelu Academy. Changsha has constantly been ranked top 10 among cities in China in terms of happiness.

Organizing Committee


Belton Fleisher, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University and CEFMS

Patrick McCarthy, Professor Emeritus, Georgia Institute of Technology and CEFMS

Qianqiu Liu, Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa and CEFMS

Allan Zebedee, Associate Professor, Clarkson University and CEFMS

Xiaojun Wang, Associate Professor, University of Hawaii and CEFMS

Local Coordinators:

Long Zhao, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Alberta), CEFMS

Yuting Bai, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo), CEFMS

Bowen Du, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., City University of Hong Kong), CEFMS

Bowen Fu, Assistant Professor (Ph.D. University of Technology Sydney), CEFMS

Zehua Zhang, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., McMaster University), CEFMS

Committee Members:

Zhenhui Xu, Professor, Georgia College & State University and CEFMS

Wei Huang, Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa and CEFMS

Haizheng Li, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Hongyi Li, Associate Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong and CEFMS

Xiaojun Wang, Associate Professor, University of Hawaii and CEFMS

Yaqin Su, Associate Professor (Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo), CEFMS

Chenghan Hou, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Australian National University), CEFMS

Si Wang, Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of South Carolina), CEFMS

Xinping Tian, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology), CEFMS

Shen Gao, Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Wyoming), CEFMS

Zhe Zhai, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology), CEFMS

Zhifeng Wang, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Nanyang Technological University), CEFMS

Zhicheng Li, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Stony Brook University), CEFMS

Chenxing Li, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., McMaster University), CEFMS

Staff Members

Ms. Dan Gao, CEFMS

Ms. Jing Li, CEFMS

Ms. Ziwei Liu, CEFMS

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