Call for Papers:

2nd Annual Conference on
Asia and the Global Economy

6 – 7 May 2024 | 09:00 – 17:30
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Organizer: HKU Business School and International University – VNU HCMC

Keynote Speakers

(Sequence is in alphabetical order of surname)

Professor Andy BERNARD

Kadas T’90 Distinguished Professor
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, NBER & CEPR

Professor Nancy QIAN

James J. O’Connor Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences
Kellogg at Northwestern University


Following the successful inaugural conference of the Institute of China Economy (ICE) in 2023, we will hold the 2nd annual conference on May 6-7, 2024 under the title “2nd Annual Conference on the Asian and Global Economy” in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  The objective of the conference is to create a forum to discuss new economic research on Asia and its relationship with the global economy.

The 2nd annual conference is sponsored by ICE at the HKU Business School and will be hosted by the School of Economics, Finance, and Accounting at International University – Vietnam National University HCMC. It also receives generous support from the HKU Business School’s Vietnam Centre.

We welcome papers in all areas of economics relating to Asia and the global economy. Submissions must consist of either a full paper (preferred) or an extended abstract and should be submitted in PDF format to the Conference Maker at Conference Maker Page Link

For information about the inaugural conference in 2023, please refer to the following link:

Submission Deadline:    February 25, 2024

Notice of Acceptance:    March 5, 2024 (only accepted authors will be notified.)

Expenses: The Organiser will provide economy class airfare and up to three nights of hotel for paper presenters.

Organising Committee

Professor Hongbin CAI
Dean, Chair of Economics
HKU Business School

Dr Guojun HE
Associate Professor of Economics, Management and Strategy
HKU Business School

Dr Bingjing LI
Associate Professor of Economics
HKU Business School

Dr Yanhui WU
Associate Professor of Economics
HKU Business School

Dr Hongsong ZHANG
Associate Professor of Economics
HKU Business School

Professor Xiaodong ZHU
Area Head of Economics, Professor of Economics
HKU Business School

Hongbin Cai (Chair of organizing committee), HKU Business School

Quoc Dat Trinh (Chair of local organizing committee), School of Economics, Finance, and Accounting, International University – VNU HCMC

Bingjing Li, HKU Business School

Guojun He, HKU Business School

Yanhui Wu, HKU Business School

Hongsong Zhang, HKU Business School

Xiaodong Zhu, HKU Business School


Please contact the Institute of China Economy at for enquiries. 

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