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6th HenU / INFER Workshop on Applied Macroeconomics

April 24th - 26th 2020

October 10th - 12th 2020

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and its related travel restrictions, we decided to postpone the 6th HenU/INFER Workshop. We decided against an online event and hope that we can set a new date for our conference not too far in the future. Below please find our plans for the 6th conference. 


The Center for Financial Development and Stability (CFDS) at Henan University and the International Network for Economic Research (INFER) will organize its 6th annual Workshop on Applied Macroeconomics hosted by Henan University.

Since the economic reforms in 1978, China has ascended to the second-largest economy on the globe (the largest when looking at purchasing power adjusted values). The financial markets have been growing correspondingly, and by the end of 2017, the Chinese bond market had become the third-largest fixed income market in the world. That makes the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) who is in charge of both monetary policy and to a large extent for financial market regulation one of the most important central banks of the world.

This year, we specifically invite papers dealing with the Chinese monetary and financial system. However, as always, papers from all areas of applied macroeconomics are highly welcomed.



Submission will open again once the new conference dates are set.


Special issue

Selected, excellent papers will be considered for a special issue in China Economic Review. Those papers will be subject to additional double blinded peer review. Authors of accepted papers need to decide during the conference registration if they want their paper to be considered for the special issue.


Keynote lectures


Helmut Lütkepohl

Prof. Helmut Lütkepohl

Bundesbank Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin and Dean of the DIW Berlin Graduate Center


Song Michael Zheng1

Prof. Song (Michael) Zheng

Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Economics /
Co-Director, CUHK-Tsinghua Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy,



Social event

Henan University plans to organize a social event to visit the Residence of Kang Bai Wan (康百万庄园 - Kang the Billionaire) in Gongyi. The fee will be around 500 RMB (about 70 USD or 65 EUR). 


Organizing Committee

Makram EL-SHAGI (HenU / IWH)

ZHANG Lin (HenU)

Contact / Support

Kerstin EL-SHAGI (HenU)

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Scientific Committee

Makram EL-SHAGI (HenU / IWH)

ZHANG Lin (HenU)


Jarko FIDRMUC (Zeppelin University)


JIANG Lunan (HenU)

Mehrab KIARSI (HenU)

SUN Rongrong (HenU)

Camelia TURCU (Univ. Orleans/INFER)