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2018 marks 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up. In 1978, China was largely an agricultural country. Around 81% of its population lived in countryside and 82% were in absolute poverty. In the following four decades, the Chinese economy exhibited exceptional performance. The average GDP growth rate reached 9.6%, making China 2nd largest economy in the world and lifting 700 million people out of poverty. China continues to carry forward political and economic reforms, as the 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) National Congress in 2017 set a timetable for China’s ultimate economic goal. China aims to basically realize socialist modernization by 2035 and to become a leading global power by 2050.
China Economic Association (UK/Europe) was founded in 1988 in London by the overseas Chinese economists, many of whom served as the advisors of the China’s economic reforms. In the past three decades, it has become arguably the largest academic association on the Chinese economy in Europe. The University of Edinburgh will host the 30th Anniversary Conference in the Business School on 22-23 June 2018. The objective is to present high quality theoretical and empirical academic research on the topics related to the recent development of China. The committee welcomes studies that provide cutting-edge insights into current research work on business, finance and economics. Specific topics and research questions can include, but are not limited to a) China’s economic and financial reform; b) Legal institutions and anti-corruption campaigns; c) Innovation & Fintech; d) Environmental issues and sustainability; e) Mass entrepreneurship and business economics; f) The Belt and Road Initiative and international business; g) Household finance and targeted poverty alleviation. We also welcome studies of other economies with implications for China.