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【Call for Papers】 2021 International Symposium on Contemporary Labor Economics




November 13-14 (Sat-Sun), 2021

Xiamen University, Xiamen, China


We are pleased to announce the 2021 International Symposium on Contemporary Labor Economics at the Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics (WISE), Xiamen University, China. 

The symposium is jointly organized by WISE of Xiamen University, the Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) of Jinan University, the Department of Economics of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the School of Economics of Zhejiang University. We invite submissions from all areas related to labor economics. Empirical research on or theoretical work with empirical applications to the Chinese labor market is particularly welcome.

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

Hanming Fang (University of Pennsylvania)

Jin Feng (Fudan University)

Chao Fu (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Vernon Henderson (London School of Economics)

Xiaoyan Lei (Peking University)

Ming Lu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Junsen Zhang (Zhejiang University)

Zhong Zhao (Renmin University of China)



Via online portal:

Researchers can also email their papers to Lei Meng ( and Jiayi Wen ( Please copy Ms. Violet Chen ( if paper is sent through email.


Important Dates

The paper submission deadline is Oct 1, 2021.

Decisions of acceptance will be announced by Oct 8, 2021.

Registration deadline:Oct 15, 2021 for presenters; Oct 22, 2021 for audiences.



The registration fee is 650 RMB for faculty/professional and 320 RMB for students. The registration fee covers up conference materials, meals, and coffee/tea breaks for both days of the conference. Transportation and accommodation are covered by the attendees.


Organizing Committee

Xiqian Cai (Xiamen University)

Ying Chen (Xiamen University)

Siyu Chen (Jinan University)

Naijia Guo (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Lei Meng (Xiamen University)

Jiayi Wen (Xiamen University)

Haifeng Zhang (Zhejiang University)

Sifan Zhou (Xiamen University)


Further Information

The symposium website is

For academic inquiries, please contact Lei Meng ( and Jiayi Wen ( For logistic affairs, please contact Ms. Violet Chen (



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