The 15th CEA (Europe) and 34th CEA (UK) 2023 Annual Conference: Sustainable Development in a Changing Era: China and the World

Co-organizers: CEA Europe/UKUniversity of Göttingen

Date:            14-16 July 2023

14 July:  preconference workshop “Sustainable Food System”

Venue:  University of Göttingen, Germany

Local Organizers:

Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, University of Göttingen

Centre for Modern East Asian Studies, University of Göttingen


Economic development in China and the world faces many challenges, including COVID-19, conflicts, climate change, currency inflation, and aging populations. After the 20th Party Congress in October 2022, China is shifting many of its policies to address these challenges.

In this era of change, sustainable development is critical as it provides a framework to meet the present generation’s needs while preserving the ability of future generations to meet their own. With a rapidly growing global population and increasing demand for natural resources, it is imperative to balance economic, social, and environmental considerations to ensure a stable and prosperous future for all. By tackling issues such as climate change, poverty, and inequality, sustainable development can foster a more resilient and equitable society.

As we navigate a changing era characterized by technological advances like artificial intelligence, globalization, and shifting demographics, sustainable development is becoming more relevant as a guide for policy-making and business practices. It encourages innovation and collaboration, and advocates for responsible resource management and inclusive growth. Ultimately, sustainable development provides a pathway to a better future that is both prosperous and equitable, while ensuring that our planet can continue to support life for generations to come.

Given this context, the conference’s main focus is on sustainable development in China and the world. Submitted papers will cover a range of relevant topics, including but not limited to the following:

– Sustainable food system
– International trade and development
– Low carbon economy
– Food security
– Poverty reduction
– Energy security and energy poverty
– Digitalization in China
– Sustainable development goals
– Gender equality and economic development
– Demographic transition
– Innovation and business strategies
– Sustainable business management
– Human resources and sustainable business
– Green product and green supply chain
– ESG and economic development
– Blockchain, AI, and their impact on sustainable development goals
– Financial innovation and its impacts on financial services
– Green Finance
– New model of productivity growth and innovation in dual circulation
– China Path to modernization


Selected papers will be considered for inclusion in a special issue of the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, or a special issue on Machine Learning in Food System of International Food and Agribusiness Management, or in the British Accounting Review.



Conference fee: Standard €200; Research student €100.
The conference fee covers one-year membership of CEA and four issues of the Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies.



Venue 1:  Historical Building, Papendiek 14, 37073 Goettingen, Germany

(Entrance to the building via Lichtenberghof)

  • Alfred Hessel Hall (Historical Building, 1st Floor)
  • Lecture Hall (Historical Building, 1st Floor)


Venue 2:  Heyne-Haus, Papendiek 16, 37073 Goettingen, Germany

  • Büttner-Raum 1
  • Büttner Raum 2



Confirmed Keynote Speakers (Listed in Alphabetical Order):



Local Organization Committee:

Prof. Xiaohua Yu
Prof. Andreas Fuchs
Dr. Lucie Maruejols
Ms. Jana Nowkowsky
Ms. Katja Pessl
Ms. Lisa Hoeschle
Ms. Shuang Liu
Mr. Simon Meister
Ms. Jasmin Wehner
Mr. Xiaoke Zhu


For further information, please contact the CEA conference team under

Conference Information webpage: CEA 2023 Conference