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The 2nd Call for Papers

The 15th International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets

Celebrating Release of the China Human Capital Report 2023

China Center for Human Capital and Labor Market Research (CHLR)

Central University of Finance and Economics

December 8-10, 2023
Beijing, China

The conference will mark the release of the 15th annual China Human Capital Report-2023. It will feature distinguished keynote speeches, plenary and parallel sessions on critical topics related to human capital and labor markets on December 9 preceded by an onsite reception on December 8.


We welcome papers on topics dealing with broad areas of human capital and labor markets.

· Please submit an extended abstract (400-500 words in English) by midnight (12am) on November 8, 2023 (Eastern Standard Time) online at:


· Each session consists of paper presentations and discussion, both in English.

· Decisions on submissions will be announced in mid November.

· All papers accepted for presentation must be submitted to the conference by December 1, 2023 (Beijing Time, GMT+8) so that discussants will have enough time to prepare comments.

· We prefer in-person sessions, but there will also be online sessions to accommodate presenters who are unable to join in person.

China Economic Review Special Issue

  • All submissions accepted for presentation will be eligible for submission to a Special Issue of China Economic Review.

Information on Past Conferences

· Check the website: http://humancapital.cufe.edu.cn/en/Conference_/A_Brief_Introduction_to_CHLR.htm

Contact Information

· Please check the CHLR website for updated information: http://humancapital.cufe.edu.cn/

· Email chlr_conference@163.com for questions

· Call CHLR office (Ms. Rong Huang or Ms. Lingxuan Zhu), 010-6228-8298

Main Program Structure

December 8, 2023




Reception/Dinner (Location: TBD)

December 9, 2023





Opening and Welcome Remarks

The Release of the 15th China Human Capital Report-2023

Keynote Speech



Morning Parallel Session


Regular Parallel Sessions

NSFC-NRF Collaborative Project Session

Joint Session with Jinan Human Capital Industry Research Institute

Central University of Finance and Economics & University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Joint Research Data Center (CEDC)

Graduate Student Sessions


Conference Banquet Joint with Alumni Reunion (Location: TBD)

December 10, 2023


Round-Table Discussions

Organizing Committee
Haizheng Li (Chair), Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Belton Fleisher (Co-Chair), Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University and CHLR
Zhiqiang Liu, (Co-Chair), Professor, SUNY at Buffalo

Chen Huang (Coordinator), Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Arizona), CHLR

Yi Zhang (Coordinator), Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Tilburg University), CHLR

Barbara Fraumeni, Professor Emeritus, University of Southern Maine and CHLR

Cynthia A. Bansak, Professor, St. Lawrence University and CHLR

Sophie Wang, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Simon Fraser University), CHLR

Fanzheng Yang, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Iowa State University), CHLR

Ning Jia, Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame), CHLR

Nina Yin, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Toulouse School of Economics), CHLR

Yulong Chen, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Iowa State University), CHLR

Xianfang Xiong, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Hunan University/Georgia Institute of Technology), CHLR

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