The Final Call for Papers

The 14th International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets

Celebrating Release of the China Human Capital Report 2022

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

Central University of Finance and Economics

December 16-17, 2022
Beijing, China

The conference will mark the release of the 14th annual China Human Capital Report-2022. It will feature distinguished keynote speeches, plenary and parallel sessions on critical topics related to human capital and labor markets on December 17 preceded by an onsite reception on December 16 if the situation permits. The meeting will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual event.

This year’s conference is a tribute to honor Harvard University Professor Dale W. Jorgenson ( Professor Jorgenson co-founded Jorgenson-Fraumeni life-time income approach to human capital measurement. This approach has been used by the OECD, World Bank, and in estimating China human capital stock for the China Human Capital Report series. Professor Jorgenson provided strong support to the China human capital measurement research project since 2009.  He also served as a member in the Advisory Board of the CHLR.

Keynote Speaker:

Professor David Autor (Ford Professor of Economics, MIT)

Professor David Autor is a Ford Professor of Economics at MIT, Vice President of the American Economic Association, and Co-Director of the NBER Labor Studies Program. His scholarship explores the labor-market impacts of technological change and globalization on job polarization, skill demands, earnings levels and inequality, and electoral outcomes. He has received numerous awards for both his scholarship—the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, the Sherwin Rosen Prize for outstanding contributions in the field of Labor Economics, the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship—and for his teaching, including the MIT MacVicar Faculty Fellowship.

Specially Invited Discussants

Professor Yang Du (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)

Professor Jianhua Zhang (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)


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 12am on November 17, 2022 (U.S. Eastern Time) online at:

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

· Notification of decision will be announced in late November.

· All papers accepted for presentation must be submitted to the conference by December 10, 2022 (Beijing Time, GMT+8) so that discussants will have enough time to prepare comments.

· There will be morning parallel sessions to accommodate presenters located in U.S. time zones if necessary.

China Economic Review Special Issue

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

Journal of Management Science and Engineering

Journal of Asian Business and Economic Studies

  • The Journal of Asian Business and Economic Studies publishes peer-review research on sustainability in business and economics with a focus on Asia,

  • All submissions accepted for presentation will be eligible for an expedited review process at the Journal of Asian Business and Economic Studies.

Information on Past Conferences

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Contact Information

· Please check the CHLR website for updated information:

· Email for questions

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

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

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

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

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