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1st International Workshop on the Chinese Development Model


IQS School of Management

Universitat Ramon Llull

 July 7-8, 2022

Barcelona, Spain


The Chinese Development and Modernization Experience:
Defying mainstream economic theories to achieve unprecedented progress.


The purpose of this workshop is to assemble academic contributions addressing current opportunities and challenges to China’s National Economic and Social Development and Long-Term Objectives. It also aims to explore how ongoing and upcoming reforms will affect its future prosperity and global relations. The Conference will include distinguished keynote speakers, roundtable forums, and parallel sessions.


Keynote Speakers

Barbara Fraumeni (Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China)

Jack Hou (California State University, Long Beach, USA)

Tony Fang (Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada)


The organizing committee welcomes both empirical and theoretical contributions.

Papers can address the following issues about Chinese modernization:

– Going Beyond Mainstream Economic Theories

– Human Capital Accumulation and Labor Markets

– The Middle-Income Trap, Demographic Dividends, and Aging Society

– Human Development and Capabilities

– Structural Change and Dual Circulation

– Migration and human mobility


Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: May 15th, 2022

Acceptance decision: May 31st, 2022

Registration deadline: June 30th, 2022

Full paper submission deadline: June 30th, 2022



We invite the submission of an abstract in English (500-800 words) from experienced and early-career researchers, including PhD students, to be sent to  


There will be a conference registration fee of 100 euros (50 euros for students). Accommodation and travel arrangements will be left to participants.


A Best Paper Award of 1000 € will be granted to the best early-career paper (authors under 36).

Selected papers of high quality will be considered for publication (subject to the usual review process) in the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies (JCEBS), published by Taylor and Francis since 2001, based in TMCD, University of Oxford. The JCEBS CiteScore (1.8) places it in the top 30% i.e. No. 71 out of 243 “General Economics, Econometrics and Finance” journals in Scopus.


Scientific Committee:

Octasiano Valerio Mendoza, Universitat Ramon Llull

Flavio Comim, Universitat Ramon Llull

Mihály Tamás Borsi, Universitat Ramon Llull

Xiaobing Wang, Peking University

Simiao Chen, Universität Heidelberg

Martina Bofulin, Slovenian Migration Institute