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Public Policy Priorities and Challenges for China and the World

LSE-Fudan Research Centre for Global Public Policy/ Global Public Policy Hub will hold its Annual Conference 2023 at the LSE devoted to public policy challenges and priorities for China and other countries. 



The conference will take place on 21 and 22 November 2023 at the LSE.

We invite proposals for papers that address the various public policy priorities and challenges in the areas including but not limited to healthcare, social welfare, environment, innovation strategy and technology governance, and economic development:

1. How do such policies in China differ from those in other countries, what are the similarities and differences with India, countries of Latin America, and the Western countries among others?

2. How do policy outcomes differ in China and other countries? What factors contribute to these differences?

3. What are the implications of China's policy choices for other countries? How can countries learn from each other's experiences?

4. What are the challenges and opportunities for international cooperation on public policy issues, such as climate change, poverty alleviation, trade, platform governance, and gobal health? 

How to submit your proposal

We welcome proposals from scholars at the LSE and Fudan universities and affiliated partner institutions. We encourage submissions that employ a comparative approach and address theoretical, methodological, or empirical issues related to public policy.

To submit a paper or session proposal, please send an abstract of no more than 500 words and a short biography to  

The deadline for submission is 30 June 2023. We will notify authors of accepted proposals over the summer. Full CFP available here.

Summaries of the 2022 conference, Global Public Policy: Challenges and Prospects, are available here.


Conference theme

In 2023 China and the world are recovering from the impact of Covid on the economy and society. Policymakers in China are facing a host of challenges and priorities: healthcare, social welfare, the environment, innovation and technology and the need to balance these with economic growth.

Rapid and consistent economic development has lifted millions out of poverty; the government is likely to continue its efforts to reduce inequality and provide support for vulnerable groups, such as the elderly and disabled.

With an aging population and rising healthcare costs, China's healthcare system is under pressure. The country is also facing some environmental challenges, including air and water pollution, deforestation, and desertification. In addition, China is aspiring to become a global leader in innovation and technology but needs to continue investing in research and development to maintain its competitive edge. 

Conference organizers

The LSE-Fudan Global Public Policy Hub supports collaborative research on global public policy, fosters multi-disciplinary cooperation and enhances communication between Fudan and LSE to generate research of global impact. The Hub is a sub-Centre of the LSE-Fudan Research Centre for Global Public Policy, located in Fudan University, Shanghai and is jointly operated by the two universities.