An International Conference

WTO, China, 

and the Asian Economies, III:

Economic Integration and Economic Development

Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China

June 25-26, 2005

program registration form

downloadable papers

an instruction sheet for the taxi driver when going from airport to hotel

accommodation and map of the hotel/campus

list of participants

background information about Xi'an Jiaotong University

the City of Xi'an and sightseeing


Organizing Units:

JinHe Center for Economic Research, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

East-West Center, U. S. A.

China Economic and Business Center, International University of Japan, Japan

Research Center for International Economics, University of Washington, U. S. A.

Program Committee:

Kar-yiu Wong, University of Washington, U. S. A.

Zongxian Feng, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

Sumner LaCroix, East-West Center, U. S. A.

Yuqing Xing, International University of Japan, Japan

Sven Arndt, Claremont McKenna College, U. S. A.

Tianshu Chu, East-West Center, U. S. A.

Kejian Gu, Renmin University of China, China

Günter Heiduk, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Jingbo Huang, Lingnan College (University), China

Guijun Lin, University of International Business and Economics, China

Markus Taube, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Ermin, Xu, Renmin University of China, China

Jian Xu, Kenyon College, U. S. A.

Sponsors: Asia-Pacific Economic Research Institute, Scientific Institution at University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

China Economic and Business Center, International University of Japan, Japan

This conference is the third one of the series, following the frist one held in Hong Kong in November 2002 and the second one held in Beijing in June 2004.

Economists are invited to submit abstracts (500 words or more) or papers for presentation consideration. Both theoretical and empirical papers will be considered. Papers that address the following issues (but not limited to) are especially welcome:

  • effects of mainland China’s and Taiwan's accession to the WTO on their own economies and/or other economies, especially other Asian economies;

  • trade and investment relations, rivalry, and interdependence between China and other Asian economies;

  • trade issues faced by developing countries, with or without relevance to the WTO;

  • China and other Asian economies before, during, and after the Asian crisis;

  • trade and currency policies of China and other Asian economies

  • WTO and developing countries.

If interested, please submit a draft of your paper (or an extended 500+ word abstract), preferably by e-mail to both Feng and Wong, stating your affiliation, academic rank, mailing and e-mail addresses, and fax and phone numbers by January 31, 2005 to:

If a paper is accepted for presentation, a final version is due on May 15, 2005

While people are encouraged to find their own funding for attending the conferences, subsidies are available to a limited number of participants to cover part of the travel/accommodation expenses. If you need travel/accommodation subsidy, please send Feng or Wong a note, stating the amount needed and the lowest airfare between your place and Xi'an, China.

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