OXCEP China Policy Forum
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Oxford Chinese Economy Programme

St Edmund Hall has been working in partnership with the Oxford Chinese Economy Programme (OXCEP) since May 2013, with the aim of promoting the study of the Chinese economy at the College. In particular, the Hall has developed links with Sichuan University in Chengdu, Sichuan, and the National School of Development (NSD) in Peking University.

The Hall hosts a range of OXCEP activities, including forums and workshops on the Chinese economy, economics courses, and lectures by world-renowned academic economists and economic decision-makers. Professor John Knight, Emeritus Fellow of St Edmund Hall and a specialist in economic growth and development in China, oversees the academic content of such programmes and advises on visiting speakers. He is also the Research Director of the China Growth Centre at St Edmund Hall, so is ideally qualified to help the College’s relationship with OXCEP to flourish. Professor Knight works closely with Dr Frank Hwang, Chairman of OXCEP.

Lectures and Forums

OXCEP organises an annual Distinguished Speaker Lecture at the College, with recent speakers including Professor Justin Yifu Lin (National School of Development at Peking University) and Professor Richard A. Easterlin (University of Southern California). In 2013, OXCEP organised its first China Policy Forum, and talks from that event are available to watch online.

Visiting Fellowship Programme

With the support of OXCEP, St Edmund Hall has established a Visiting Fellow programme, to promote academic exchange by periodically inviting a distinguished scholar (in various academic disciplines) from each other’s institution to take up a Visiting Fellowship. The Visiting Fellows spend between three and twelve months at the partner institution, to pursue their research and work towards publication. They also organise a one-day forum with invited speakers at their host institution, open to students and faculty members.

OXCEP have agreed to fund an OXCEP St Edmund Hall Visiting Fellowship, for Visiting Fellows in Economics, or closely-related disciplines. Read more.


Every summer, St Edmund Hall hosts economics and public policy courses run by OXCEP, aimed at young Chinese officials involved in economic management who have the potential to reach high-level policy-making decisions.

For further information, please visit the OXCEP website.