The 4th Annual Xiamen University International Workshop on Economic Analysis of Institutions

Call for Papers: The 4th Annual Xiamen University

International Workshop on Economic Analysis of Institutions

April 16-17, 2016

Xiamen, China

Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE)

and Department of Economics, School of Economics at Xiamen University


We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the Fourth Annual International Workshop on Economic Analysis of Institutions at Xiamen University. We welcome submissions of research papers that adopt the economic approach in analyzing the role of institutions in economic, political, and social development. Institutions are broadly defined here to include both formal arrangements such as the legal system, the government, and their respective rules, as well as informal behavioral patterns including customs and other cultural values. Scholars from disciplines such as economics, history, political science, anthropology, and sociology are encouraged to submit their work. Topics will include the economic analysis of law, regulation, institutions and economic growth, transition economics, and economic history.


It is our honor to have the following distinguished keynote speakers this year:

Galina Hale (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)

Gary Libecap (University of California, Santa Barbara)

James Alexander Mirrlees (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Stephen Morgan (University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China)

Albert Francis Park (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)



Researchers who would like to present their work at the conference are invited to submit a draft manuscript to the website of the workshop:

The submission deadline is March 15, 2016. Decisions of acceptance will be announced by March 20, 2016.


There will be no registration fees. Meals will be provided during the course of the workshop, but the participants are expected to cover their own travel and hotel expenses. The registration deadline is March 25, 2016.



General inquiry about the conference should be directed to:  For more information on the conference, please see:


The annual International Workshop on Economic Analysis of Institutions is part of the effort by WISE and SOE at Xiamen University to establish a leading research center in institutional economics in the Asia Pacific region.

The economics disciplines in Xiamen University were first established in 1921 and have a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research, with a focus on the role of institutions in economic and social development. Mr. Wang Yanan, the former President of Xiamen University for 19 years and the renowned economist who translated Adam Smith's Wealth of the Nation and Karl Marx's Das Kapitalinto Chinese, guided the rapid development of economics disciplines in XMU since 1949.

In May of 1982, China's State Education Ministry approved the elevation of the Department of Economics to the School of Economics, making it the first school of economics established among top universities in mainland China since 1980. In 2005, the Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE) was founded, as a recent effort by Xiamen University to build a first class modern economics research institute and to facilitate international research and academic exchanges. Currently, SOE and WISE are working close together to promote Xiamen University as one of the major centers for economic research and education in Asia Pacific. For more information about WISE and SOE, please see:


Located in Southeast China with convenient direct flights to many major cities in Asia, Xiamen is famous for its resort like atmosphere and has a reputation as the cleanest and most livable Chinese city. Interesting places near Xiamen include the UNESCO World Heritage Hakka Earth Buildings, Gulangyu (Piano Island) and Wuyi Mountain. For more information on the city of Xiamen, please go to:



Peiwen Bai (SOE, Xiamen University)

Jianhua Jiao (SOE, Xiamen University)

Jianan Li (SOE&WISE, Xiamen University)

Cheryl Long, Chair (WISE&SOE, Xiamen University)

Chao Ma(WISE&SOE, Xiamen University)

Jiaming Mao (WISE&SOE, Xiamen University)

Changwei Mo (SOE, Xiamen University)

Jian Zhao (SOE, Xiamen University)

Xiliang Zhao (SOE, Xiamen University)

How to apply

We invite you to explore our various study programs. By joining us, we are sure you would find your time here intellectually rewarding and challenging.


Contact information

Tel.: +86(0)592-2189805
Address: N106 Economics Building, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian, P.R. China 361005

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