CFP: Conference on "China Regional Development Model" [July 6-7, 2010]

China Regional Development Model: Ten Years of Western China Development
The 7th Annual Conference of the Consortium for Western China Development Studies 

Chengdu, Sichuan, China
July 6-7, 2010
·                 The Consortium for Western China Development Studies
·                 Sichuan University
·                 GTZ - German Technical Cooperation
·                 The Chinese Economists Society
2010 marks the 10th year of the Western China development policy.  This occasion provides an excellent opportunity to explore the implementation and results of China’s regional development. Sichuan University, the Consortium for Western China Development Studies, and GTZ will co-organize an International Conference on “China Regional Development Model: Ten Years of Western China Development” on July 5-6, 2010, in Chengdu, China.  The conference is also co-sponsored by the Chinese Economists Society.
The organizers expect 100-200 participants from universities, research institutions, government agencies and business sectors within and outside of China to attend this conference.  Many well-known economists from China, the U.S., Europe and other countries have been invited to participate. The conference is expected (1) to serve as a platform for scholars and government officials to exchange their research and development plans on Western China ; (2) to submit policy recommendations on under-developed regions to the central government ; and (3) to publish a conference proceedings from selected papers presented at the conference. 
The conference will be carried out in the following three fields:
1. The economic development problems related to ecology, resources and environment in Western China
2. The reviews and prospects of Western China development in past 10 years
3. The assessment of policies and projects during Western China development.
The conference themes will include, but not be limited to, the following topics:
l      The comprehensive assessment of ten years of western China development
l      The role and of Western China in the development of China in the next 50 years
l  The urbanization and urban-rural development in Western China
l  Analyses of the comparative advantages for industrial development  in Western China
l  The optimization of industrial distribution in Western China
l  The industrial transition under globalization
l  The development of low carbon economy and progress in environmental protection in Western China
l  Proposals to enhance  public institutions and physical infrastructure  in Western China
l  Resource development and ecological compensation
l  The economic development of minority regions
l  Improvement of the investment environment and financial system in Western China
l  Regional governance in Western China
Abstract Submission
Interested participants should send an abstract of no longer than 250 words to the Program Committee at  along with the name, title, affiliation, and contact information of the author (s), or use the online submission form at
April 15, 2010 - Deadline for abstracts
April 30, 2010 - Notification of paper acceptance
June 30, 2010 - Deadline for completed papers
Registration Fee for the Conference
Registration before May 15, 2010: US$60.00.
Registration after May 15, 2010: US$80.00.
Full-time student: US$30.00.
Please make the payment payable to “The Chinese Economists Society”.
Contact Information:         
China Office:
The Consortium for Western China Development Studies
Prof. Yiqian Wang
Institute of Western China Development
P.O. Box 391
Sichuan University
Chengdu , 610065
P. R. China
TEL: 86-28-85401227 U.S. Office:
The Consortium for Western China Development Studies
Dr. Shuming Bao
China Data Center
University of Michigan
Suite 301
1007 E Huron St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1690
TEL: 734-647-9610