Department of Economics & Finance
AACSB International EQUIS - European Quality Improvement System

Conference on China’s progress to "moderately prosperous society"

Organized by Global Research Unit (GRU)Department of Economics and Finance, City University of Hong Kong, Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT) and Gabelli School of Business, Fordham University.
August 20-21, 2019
Bank of Finland, Helsinki, Finland

Call for Paper



Conference website


About the Conference

Echoing President XI Jinping’s repeated calls for deeper reforms and building a "moderately prosperous (xiaokang) society," China has undergone changes in various areas of her domestic and foreign policies since 2012. What are the effects and implications of the policy revamp for China’s domestic economy and its relationship with the global community? The conference provides an opportunity to assess both the goals and the progress of these policy changes towards the stated goals.

Specifically, the conference aims to evaluate China's developments along different dimensions, including macroeconomic developments as well as structural and financial market reforms. It provides a platform for disseminating current research on China’s macro economy and financial markets, financial liberalization, integration with the global financial markets, and the related implications for the global economy. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Developments in China’s economy
  • Developments in domestic financial markets
  • China’s structural and financial market reforms
  • Opening Chinese financial markets to the world
  • The renminbi policy and global monetary system
  • China's enterprise behavior and corporate governance
  • The Belt and Road Initiative

Those interested in presenting at the conference should send a complete paper or an extended abstract in WORD or PDF format via email to by 13 May 2019. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by 10 June 2019. Final versions of the accepted papers will be posted on the conference website.

Accepted presenters may apply for financial support to cover economy class airfare and local accommodation expenses.



Iftekhar Hasan:

Yin-Wong Cheung:

Iikka Korhonen: