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

Center for Economics, Finance and Management Studies (CEFMS)

Hunan University

August 20, 2022

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 first annual forum, Xiangjiang River Forum in Economics, Finance and Management for Young Scholars, to be held in a hybrid format on August 20, 2022. The conference will include invited keynote speakers and parallel sessions.

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. This forum aims, in particular, to provide a venue for young scholars, including Ph.D. candidates, especially overseas returnees, to maintain international scholarly exchanges, to keep global connections, and to establish a sense of their community.

In this inaugural call, 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.

Keynote Speaker

Justin Yifu Lin

· Dean of Institute of New Structural Economics, Dean of Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development, Professor and Honorary Dean of National School of Development, and Founding Director and Professor of the China Centre for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University

· Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank, 2008-2012

Paper Submission

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

· For an on-site presentation, please submit an extended abstract (400-500 words in English) no later than August 5, 2022. The online link is:

· Program committee will e-mail you by August 10, 2022 on whether your paper has been accepted for presentation.

· All papers accepted for presentation must be submitted in full by August 15, 2022 to give discussants enough time to prepare comments.


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.

Contact Information

· Please check the CEFMS website for updated information:

· If you have any questions regarding the forum, feel free to send an Email to Ms. Jing Li at

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

Conference Coordinators:

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

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:

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

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

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

Jie Zhang, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Auburn University), CEFMS