Jinan University



The 2020 International Symposium on Contemporary Labor Economics

Guangzhou, China, December 5-6 (Sat-Sun), 2020


We are pleased to announce that the 2020 International Symposium on Contemporary Labor Economics will be hosted by the Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) and the School of Economics (SOE) of Jinan University on 5- 6 December 2020. The symposium is jointly organized by the Jinan University (IESR, SOE), Xiamen University (Wang Yanan Institute for Studies in Economics), and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Department of Economics).

The purpose of this Symposium is to facilitate the exchange of ideas between Chinese and international scholars on labor economics. We invite submissions from all areas related to labor economics. Empirical research on or theoretical work with empirical applications to the Chinese labor market is particularly welcome. 

It is our honor to have the following distinguished keynote speakers this year: 

Researchers interested in participating should submit their papers through our online portal at https://workshop-iesr.jnu.edu.cn/#/paper/submission. Researchers can also email their papers to the conference organizer Siyu Chen (chensy1220@jnu.edu.cn). Please also copy Ms. Xiangyan Qiu (junoqiu@foxmail.com) if the paper is sent through email. Please note that only on-site presentation is acceptable.

Important dates:  

  • Paper submission deadline: October 22, 2020 (Thursday)
  • Decision notification date: October 29, 2020 (Thursday)
  • Registration deadline: November 16, 2020 (Tuesday) for presenters; November 21, 2020 (Saturday) for audiences. 

Registration fee:  

  • Faculty/ Professionals:680 (~=US$100)
  • Students: 350 (~=US$50)

(Note: Faculty members of Jinan University, Xiamen University, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Jinan IESR/Economics students, can enjoy fee waiver.)


The registration fee covers conference materials, meals (lunch on both days and a dinner on December 5, 2020), and coffee/tea breaks for both days of the conference. Transportation and accommodation are covered by the attendees.

Organizing Committee:

Shuaizhang Feng (Jinan University)

Naijia Guo (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Meng Lei (Xiamen University)

Yi Chen (Shanghai Tech University)

Jingliang Lu (Jinan University)

Shu Cai (Jinan University)

Zhe Yang (Jinan University)

Siyu Chen (Jinan University)


Further information:

For academic inquiries about the conference, please contact conference organizer Siyu Chen (chensy1220@jnu.edu.cn). For logistic affairs, please contact Ms. Xiangyan Qiu (junoqiu@foxmail.com).


Founded in 2015, the Institute for Economic and Social Research (IESR) is an energetic research-oriented institute aiming at frontier economic research, high-quality teaching, in-depth public service, as well as intensive international academic cooperation. IESR’s mission is to become a world-class institution of research and advanced learning, with a focus on China’s economic and social development. For more information, please refer to IESR Brochure 2020.pdf or visit us at https://iesr.jnu.edu.cn/Home/main.htm.


Founded in 1980, the School of Economics at Jinan University (SOE) was one of the oldest schools of economics among Chinese universities. With the mission to cultivate excellent students and help them advance their careers, SOE is committed to developing top talent and frontier knowledge of economics and finance. Please visit us at https://ec.jnu.edu.cn/main.htm for more information.