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2012’ Economic Policy Dialogue among

Policy and Strategic Research Institutions of Emerging Economies


Road towards Sustainable Development

--- Future of Emerging Economies


3-5 November, 2012

Haikou, China


Call for Papers


Due to the lingering European Debt Crisis and continuing slowdown of US economy, the world economic situation is further deteriorating and economic growth in major emerging economies including China is markedly slowing down. Brazil has seen downslide of its economic growth for 8 successive quarters, with a growth rate of only 0.8% in the first quarter of 2012. From the 4th quarter of 2008 until now, Russia’s economic growth has never surpassed 5%, and recently, its anticipated annual growth in 2012 has been marked down from 3.7% to 3.4%. India, like Brazil, has also seen downslide of its economic growth for 8 quarters successively. In the first quarter of this year its GDP grew only by 5.3%, lower than 6.0% which is widely considered as a sign of hard landing of Indian economy. In the first half of this year, China’s economic growth was only 7.8% and that in the second quarter was only 7.6%, bringing about the biggest challenge for its economic growth in the past 30 years. And South Africa’s anticipated economic growth in 2012 recently has been marked down by the World Bank from 4.1% to 3.1%. The economic situations in these emerging economies, which have been a major engine of the world economy for almost a decade, have aroused worries worldwide.


However, growth rates are only one side of the coin. In the past, many fast growing emerging economies paid only attention to the quantitative aspect of the development, GDP in particular, which resulted in increasing inequality, social conflicts and environment deterioration. Facing economic slowdown, it’s time for emerging economies to look at a broader set of indicators to measure a country’s prosperity.


In the face of the severe challenges for their quantitative growth, how can emerging economies get onto a road towards qualitative economic growth through structural reforms? How can they make growth pro-poor? How should they cope with new risks of middle income trap through social reform agenda? How can they cultivate new growth points amid the tide of the third industrial revolution starting to replace fossil energy with renewable energy? How should they correctly handle the relationship between the government and the market during their economic and social transformation to enable economic growth through market forces? How should they break up administrative monopoly to unleash the dynamics of the market for qualitative growth? How can they rapidly march towards green growth through systematic and institutional reforms? And how can they deepen cooperation and better utilize the complementarities among them for win-win situation? All these are interesting topics for policy and strategic research institutions emerging economies to discuss and exchange ideas on.


In this context, under initiative of China Institute for Reform and Development (CIRD) and German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), leading policy and strategic research institutions in Germany and emerging economies such as Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Germany, Getulio Vargas Foundation’s Brazilian Institute of Economics, Africa Institute of South Africa, Institute of Market Economy of Russian Academy of Sciences and Russia’s Center for Strategic Research “North-West” Foundation have reached agreement early 2012 to jointly establish an “Economic Policy Dialogue among Policy and Strategic Research Institutions of Emerging Economies”. The aim of the dialogue is to promote regular academic exchange among research institutions, to deepen their cooperation and thus to facilitate better policy-making in other emerging economies.


Following the agreements, leading policy and strategic research institutions of emerging economies as well as from developed countries will meet together for the 2012’ Economic Policy Dialogue among Emerging Economies’ Policy and Strategic Research Institutions on 3-5 November 2012 in Haikou, Hainan Province, PR China to discuss some key issues in Sustainable Development in Emerging Economies”.


 Tentative Topics

1.        Sustainable Development: Challenges and Prospects

-          Changes in World Economic Landscape and Challenges for Economic Growth Modes of Emerging Economies

-          Transformation of Economic Development Modes in Emerging Economies and Prospects of Their Sustainable Development

-          The 3rd Industrial Revolution and Emerging Economies’ New Growth Points

2.        Sustainable Development: Social Risks and Social Transformation

-          Gap between the Rich and the Poor and Sustainable Development

-          Income Distribution Reform and Sustainable Development

-          Sustainable Development and Social Transformation against the background of Aging Population

3.        Sustainable Development: Economic Transformation and Reforms

-          Structural Reform: Road towards Economic Transformation/Upgrading and Sustainable Development

-          Economic Transformation/Upgrading and Relationship between the Government and the Market

-          Systematic and Institutional Reforms for Economic Transformation/Upgrading and Systematic and Institutional Innovations for Green Growth

4.        Roundtable among Policy and Strategic Research Institutions

-          Economic Complementarities and Market Cooperation

-          Towards Bilateral/Multilateral FTA: Vision and Strategies

-          Innovation Cooperation and Knowledge Sharing



Call for paper

The conference will feature a range of keynote speeches and plenary discussions.

Those wishing to participate in the conference are invited to submit abstracts of their papers by 1 October and full versions by 15 October for translation. Please note:

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

- The second page shall include an abstract;

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

- Papers are expected to be submitted in Word format.

Contact persons:

For general information pertaining to the symposium, please contact:

Mr. WEI Wenfeng           +86 89866189083,

Mr. LIU Tieqi                +86 89866189082



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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