Call for Papers: The 3rd Annual Xiamen University

International Workshop on Economic Analysis of Institutions

May 16-17, 2015

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 Third 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:


Benito Arruñada(Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Richard Boylan (Rice University)

Gary Libecap (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Debin Ma (London School of Economics and Political Science)

David Mitchell Reeb (National University of Singapore)



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, 2015. Decisions of acceptance will be announced by April 5, 2015.


The registration fee is 900 RMB (or 150 USD), but will be waived for students. Meals will be provided during the course of the workshop, but the participants are expected to cover travel and hotel expenses. The registration deadline is April 12, 2015.



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 Kapital into 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)

Xiaojia Bao (WISE, Xiamen University)

Jianan Li (WISE&SOE, Xiamen University)

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

Jiaming Mao (WISE, Xiamen University)

Changwei Mo (SOE, Xiamen University)

Helen Yang (SOE&WISE, Xiamen University)

Jian Zhao (SOE, Xiamen University)

Xiliang Zhao (SOE, Xiamen University)








1.        法律的经济分析;

2.        政策的经济分析;

3.        制度与经济发展的关系;

4.        转型经济问题分析;

5.        经济史等。


Benito Arruñada教授(Universitat Pompeu Fabra);

Richard Boylan教授(Rice University);

Gary Libecap教授(University of California, Santa Barbara);

Debin Ma教授(London School of Economics and Political Science);

David Mitchell Reeb教授(National University of Singapore).

一、           论文提交


二、           注册事宜


三、           参会费用


四、           详细信息




五、           组委会成员(按姓氏顺序排列)