Call for Papers
The 8th International Symposium on Human Capital and Labor Markets    

Celebrating Release of the China Human Capital Report 2016

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

Central University of Finance and Economics  


China Economic Review
December 9-10, 2016
Beijing, China

The conference will feature the release of the eighth annual China Human Capital Report-2016 and parallel academic sessions on December 10, preceded by reception and dinner for all attendees on December 9.  


The China Human Capital Report series is based on the research project “China’s Human Capital Measurement” conducted by the CHLR and funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Central University of Finance and Economics. The project aims at establishing China’s first scientific and systematic human capital index, quantitatively describing China’s human capital distribution, trend and dynamics.  


We invite submission of papers. Topics dealing with the broad areas of human capital and labor markets are all welcome. To be considered for the Conference, a detailed abstract in English (400-500 words) must be submitted no later than September 30, 2016 to the Conference Maker via the CHLR websites listed below.All papers accepted for presentation must be submitted to the conference by December 1 so that discussants have sufficient time to prepare.


For submission, registration and other updated information, please check the CHLR website:

English web  

Chinese web


Presenters will be provided with two nights’ accommodation (not including local presenters) and meals during the Conference. Junior faculty (within 5 years of receiving PhD, and certified by their institution) and PhD candidates (i.e., have passed comprehensive examinations and certified by their office of graduate studies) may apply for international travel subsidy of the airfare up to US $700, subject to budgetary limitations.  


Announcement of submissions accepted for the Conference and the decision on the trip subsidy will be announced by October 15 and November 1, respectively.  

All papers presented at the Conference are welcomed for submission to a Special Issue of China Economic Review (subject to standard double-blind review process).  


If there is a problem in accessing the CHLR website, you can also submit directly via the Conference Maker website: For other questions and inquiries, you may email  


The China human capital reports, human capital data and other related large amount of China provincial level panel data can be downloaded without cost at:  





About the CHLR  


Established in March 2008, the China Center for Human Capital and Labor Market Research (CHLR) at the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) is an international research center for the study of human resources, labor markets, and their impact on economic development, focusing on China and related economies.  


All faculty (full-time faculty and visiting faculty) and research fellows hold a Ph.D. degree in economics from major universities in North America and Europe, and some are tenured professors at U.S. universities. Nobel Laureates Kenneth J. Arrow and Professor Dale W. Jorgenson of Harvard University, the founder of the income-based method (the Jorgenson-Fraumeni method) for measuring human capital, serve on the Advisory Board.


The CHLR has master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral programs. The Center’s graduate programs are internationally oriented. The curriculum and instruction are rigorously designed following research universities in North America. All courses are taught in English.  








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