The International Conference of the Association of Korean Economic Studies on

Korea and the World Economy, XIII

'New Challenges for Trans-Regionalism in the Asia-Pacific'

June 21 - 22, 2014, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea


Program and Downloadable Papers (to be updated)

List of Participants (to be updated)

Sungkyunkwan University

    • The conference will be held at International Hall (From the link above, choose "Humanities and Social Science Campus (in Seoul) the venue of the conference will be found in Buiding #6 on the capus map)

Accommodations and Transportations (to be updated)

  • From the international airport to directly to the conference venue
    • From Incheon International Airport: Click Here
    • From Gimpo Inernational Airport
      • The easies way is to take a taxi. It will cost about $10~$15
    • Shuttle Bus: Click Here
  • From the international airport to the hotel
    • To be updated

Keun Yeong Lee, President, The Association of Korean Economic Studies , Sungkyunkwan University
Kar-yiu Wong, Professor and Director,
Research Center for International Economics , University of Washington

Organizing Units (tbc):


The Association of Korean Economic Studies (AKES)
Korea Development Institute (KDI)
POSCO Research Institute (POSRI)
Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA)
Korea Institute of Finance (KIF)
Korea Institute of Public Finance (KIPF)
University of Washington Research Center for International Economics (RCIE)
Bank of Korea (BOK)

Supporting Units (tbc):


Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)
Dasan Institute of Economic Research (DIER)
Korea Institute for International Economic Policy  (KIEP)
Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade  (KIET)
Federation of Korean Industries (FKI)
The Korea Employers Federation (KEF)
Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA)
Korea Institute of Finance (KIF)
Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI)
Hyundai Research Institute (HRI)
Korea Tourism Organization (KTO)
National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)
SK Research Institute (SKRI)
KB Financial Group
Hana Financial Group
Woori Financial Group
Korea Eximbank

Program Committee:

Hyun-Hoon Lee, Kangwon National University (Co-Chair)
Kar-yiu Wong, University of Washington (Co-Chair)
Won Joong Kim, Konkuk University (Coordinator)
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
Seyed Komail Tayebi, University of Isfahan

Oganizing Committee:


Taek Dong Yeo, Yeungnam University (Chair)
Young Se Kim, Sungkyunkwan University
Dongryul Lee, Sungshin Women's University
Dong Won Lee, Sungkyunkwan University
Soo Joeng Sohn, Science and Technology Policy Institute



Yeonho Lee, Chungbuk National 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 thirteenth 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:

  • Korean Economic Development Model: Lessons for Other Developing Countries
  • Economic Prospects of Korea and Its Current Situation in the World Economy
  • Tapering Issues
  • Banking and Financial Development
  • Development of SMEs
  • Economy of Asia in Transition
  • Energy Issues
  • Environment Issues
  • Investment Issues
  • Economic Integration
  • Systemic Risk
  • Health and Social Affairs

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 15, 2014 to the Program Committee (Email:

Papers will be selected through a competitive peer review. Notification of acceptance will be sent out around April 30, 2014. The final version of all papers for presentation will be due by June 5, 2014.

Registration fee: There will be no registration fee.

Funding: We do not provide funding for travel expenses, but will provide all the paper presenters (one presenter per paper) with local hotel accommodation up to three nights during the conference.

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 Yeon Lee, Editor of the Journal (

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission: By April 15, 2014
  • Notification of Acceptance: By April 30, 2014
  • Full Paper Submission: By June 5, 2014
  • Welcome Reception: June 20, 2014
  • Conferences: June 21-22, 2014

For inquiries, please contact:

The page was last revised on February 25, 2014.