Call for Papers

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Towards Equity and Sustainability

-- Asian Economies in Transformation


9th Sino-Vietnam Economic Reform Forum


Policy Dialogue among Asian Economies in Transformation


 28-29 April, 2012

Haikou, China


Call for Papers


In collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) in Vietnam, China Institute for Reform and Development (CIRD) is organizing the 9th Sino-Vietnam Economic Reform Forum & Economic and Social Policy Dialogue Forum among Asian Economies in Transformation with the theme of “Towards Equity and Sustainability -- Asian Economies in Transformation on 28-29 April 2012 in Haikou, China. The forum aims to convene policy researchers and government officials from Asian economies in transformation for the discussion of key issues related to equitable and sustainable development, which they share in common.


1. Background


The international financial crisis has been lingering for years, and the European and American debt crises are still in deadlock; complicated and profound changes are taking place in the world economy; developed economies remains sluggish; emerging economies external demand is continuously shrinking, suffering from fleeing outflow of capital and insufficient endogenous drive. Against such a background, Asian emerging economies are facing various challenges as well as a historic opportunity to adjust their economic structures. How to grasp such a historic opportunity to accelerate institutional reforms so as to realize all-round economic and social transformation? How to adjust distribution relations to promote income equity, boost domestic consumption and nurture endogenous driving forces for their growth? How to speed up green transformation and what are the required policies, systematic and institutional innovations to cultivate new growth points? How to effectively bring into full play the role of the market and the government in promoting equitable and sustainable development? All these are important issues that Asian emerging market economies share in common and need to address.


2. Tentative Topics


1)        Asian Transition Countries’ in Transforming Their Economies: Challenges and Countermeasures

-          Trends of the World Economy and New Challenges in the Face of Asian Transition Countries

-          Asian Transition Countries’ Growth Prospects and Economic Transformation

2)        Needed Structural Reforms for Marching towards Equitable and Sustainable Development

-          Structural Problems within Asian Transition Countries

-          Needed Income Distribution Reforms for Stimulating Consumption and Expanding Domestic Demand

-          Upgrading the Industrial Structure and Reforms of the Investment Structure

-          Development of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Vs. Reforms of the Monopolistic Sectors

-          Reform and Transformation of the Fiscal and Taxation Systems

3)        Economic and Social Transformation vs. Reform of the Government

-          New Challenges for the Relationship between the Government and the Market

-          Social Participation, Corruption Elimination, Reform of the Government and Reform of the Political System


3. Call for paper

The conference will take place on 28th and 29th April 2012 and will feature a range of keynote speeches and plenary discussions.

Those wishing to participate in the conference are invited to submit a full paper by 20th April. Please note:

-            The first page of each paper should include the following information: title of the paper; title(s) and full name, employer, postal address, phone, fax number and email address of the author(s);

-            The second page should include an abstract of about 150 words;

-            The length of the paper should be 6,000-10, 000 words;

-            Paper is expected to be submitted in Word format.



For general information pertaining to the symposium, please contact:


Mr. WEI Wenfeng            +86 89866189083


Ms. HE Dongni           +86 89866189082 (O)

                                          + 86 18689911597 (M)

Fax:      +86 898 66258777


1 East 4th Changbin Street, Xiuyin District, Haikou, Hainan

P.R.China 570312

Website: (English), (Chinese)




Venue: Haikou is the capital of Hainan province, the second biggest island in China. It lies on the same latitude as Hawaii. With pleasant climate, fresh air, blue sky and beautiful beaches, Hainan has been a world famous tropical tourism resort, with more than tens of millions of tourists from all over the world every year.


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