China Economy Program

The China Economy Program (CEP) is home to the strongest concentration of research outside China on the Chinese economy.


  • China Update series now available to download free of charge
  • China Update 2014
  • China Update 2013
  • The CEP warmly welcomes Miss Li Ran who is a Visiting Scholar from Peking University. She will be with us for 12 months continuing her research.
  • The CEP will host three scholars over 2015 - Daofu Chen DRC, Tongsheng Xu (Jiangxi), Pengyang Zhang (Central University of Finance and Economics). We look forward to research collaboration with our international colleagues.
  • The CEP continued its strong partnership with Peking University in China throughout 2012. The CEP hosted Bijun Wang, a PhD student at Peking who spent nine months in Australia completing her research on Chinese OFDI.
  • Research assistant Dr Luke Deer has been working with the China Economy Program for 2011 and 2012. Dr Deer has work with Professor Song on a paper analysing China's approach towards the ‘Global Imbalances’

Past Events

  • Public Lecture: 'Evolution of Employment Relations in Urban China: Evidence based on Micro-data from 1988 to 2007' by Professor Zhong Zhao, Professor of Economics at the School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University of China. Open to members of the public. Lecture will be held at Griffin Room, Crawford School of Economics and Government, ANU. Time: 12.30pm-1.30pm, 27 April 2012.
  • Book launch: ‘China's Test of Limits to Growth’ by Professor Ligang Song and Professor Ross Garnaut. Dates to be confirmed.
  • Dr Minquan Liu, Professor and Chair of the Department of Development Economics at Peking University, recently gave a public lecture, as a guest of the China Economy Program, on 'Understanding the pattern of growth and equity in the People's Republic of China.'
  • Well known Oxford economist Christine Wong was a guest of the China Economy Program in August. Professor Wong gave a seminar on reforming public finance in China to a packed audience
  • China Update 2011: At this annual event, leading academics, policy makers and government representatives discuss the latest research on the Chinese economy. Almost 400 people from around Australia attended the China Update in 2011 cementing its status as Australia’s premier forum for in-depth discussion and analysis of the Chinese economy

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