The International Conference of the Association of Korean Economic Studies on

Korea and the World Economy, XV

'New Economic Paradigm and Sustainable Development'

Korea Federation of Banks, Seoul, Korea
August 5 - 6, 2016


Program and Downloadable Papers (As of June 21, 2016)

List of Participants (to be updated)



Chang Hyun Yun, President, The Association of Korean Economic Studies , University of Seoul
Kar-yiu Wong, Professor and Director,
Research Center for International Economics , University of Washington
Sung-Hwan Shin, Korea Institute of Finance (KIF)
Seyeong Ahn, Chairperson,
National Research Council for Economics Humanities and Social Sciences (NRCS)
Ilhyung Lee, President,
Korea Institute for Economic Policy (KIEP)
Hyung-soo Park,
President, Korea Institute for Public Finance (KIPF)

Organizing Units:


The Association of Korean Economic Studies (AKES)
University of Washington Research Center for International Economics (RCIE)
Korea Institute of Finance (KIF)
National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences  (NRCS)
Korea Institute of Public Finance  (KIPF)
Korea Development Institute (KDI)
Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET)
Bank of Korea , Economic Research Institute (BOK, ERI)
Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA)
Dasan Institute of Economic Research (DIER)

Supporting Units:


National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)
Korea Economic Research Institute  (KERI)
SK Research Institute (SKRI)
POSCO Research Institute  (POSRI)
Korea Eximbank Overseas Economic Research Institute (KOERI)
Korea Center for International Finance (KCIF)
LG Economic Research Institute (LGERI)
The Federation of Korean Industries (FKI)
Korea Securities Depository (KSD)

Program Committee:

Sung Jin Kang, Korea University (Co-Chair)
Kar-yiu Wong, University of Washington (Co-Chair)
Seong-Hoon Lee, Korea University (Coordinator)
Won Joong Kim, Konkuk University
Shin-ichi Fukuda, University of Tokyo
Charles Harvie, University of Wollongong
Hyung-Gun Kim, Kangwon National University
Fukunari Kimura, Keio University
Yeonho Lee, Chungbuk National University
Donghyun Park, Asia Development Bank
Yasuyuki Sawada, University of Tokyo
Seyed Komail Tayebi, University of Isfahan

Oganizing Committee:


Won Joong Kim, Konkuk University
Sung Ho Kang, Korea Insurance Research Institute
Sang Joon Lee, KRIVET



Sung Jin Kang, Korea University (chair, co-editor of the Journal of
                         Korea and the World Economy)
Hyeon-seung Huh, Yonsei University
hung Mo Koo, Kangwon National University
Jae-Young Lim, Korea University
Jai Sheen Mah, Ewha Womans University
Yeongseop Rhee, Seoul National University


This is the fifteenth in the series of conferences on "Korea and the World Economy," alternating biannually venues inside and outside Korea. This year, the conference will be held in Seoul, the heart of Korea. Previous conferences were held in:

Economists, policy-makers, and practitioners are invited to submit papers on Korea, Asia-Pacific, and the world economy. Both theoretical and empirical papers are welcome. Papers in the following areas are especially sought:

  • Monetary and Financial Policy
  • Financial Flow and Cooperation
  • Korea and China Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  • East Asian Economic Cooperation
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Industrial Policy
  • Foreign Trade
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
  • Economic Development
  • Poverty, Economic Divide, Social Welfare and Income Redistribution
  • Fiscal Sustainablity
  • North Korean Economy

Submission: If interested, please send a draft of your paper or an extended abstract (500+ words long) in English, together with your name, affiliation, academic position, mail and e-mail addresses, and phone and fax numbers, by April 30, 2016 to the Program Committee (Email:

Papers will be selected through a competitive peer review. Notification of acceptance will be sent out around May 15, 2016. The final version of all papers for presentation will be due by June 30, 2016.

Registration fee: There will be no registration fee.

Publication: All presenters will be invited (but not obligated) to submit their presented papers for possible publication in
Korea and the World Economy (formerly known as the Journal of the Korean Economy), the English-language journal of the Association of Korean Economic Studies. Please note that all submitted papers will be subject to blind review. For the journal publications, please contact Professor Sung Jin Kang, Editor of the Journal (

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission: By April 30, 2016
  • Notification of Acceptance: By May 15, 2016
  • Full Paper Submission: By June 30, 2016
  • Welcome Reception: August 4, 2016
  • Conferences: August 5-6, 2016

For inquiries, please contact:

The page was last revised on April 4, 2016.