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Manwoo Lee, President, Association of the Korean Economic Studies (AKES)
Seong Hyeon Whang, President, Korea Institute of Public Finance (KIPF)
Charles Harvie, Director, Center for Small Business and Regional Research (CSBRR), University of Wollongong
Kar-yiu Wong, Director, Research Center for International Economics (RCIE), University of Washington

Organizing Units :  

Association of the Korean Economic Studies (AKES)
Korea Institute of Public Finance (KIPF)
Center for Small Business and Regional Research (CSBRR)
Research Center for International Economics

Supporting Units:
  Federation of Korean Industries
Gangwon Province
Korea Chamber of Commerce
Korea Economic Research Institute
Korea International Trade Association
Korea Petrochemical Industry Association
Korea Telecommunication
National Agricultural Cooperative Federation
POSCO Research Institute
Seoul Agricultural & Marine Products Corporation
Shinhan Bank
SK Research Institute for SUPEX Management

Program Committee:
  Hyun-Hoon Lee, Kangwon National University, Korea (co-chair)
Kar-yiu Wong, University of Washington, US (co-chair)
Joshua Aizenman, University of California, Santa Cruz, US
Hong Tack Chun, Korea Development Institute, Korea
Charles Harvie, University of Wollongong, Australia
Kiheung Kim, Kyonggi University, Korea
Sung Tai Kim, Cheongju University, Korea
Fukunari Kimura, Keio University, Japan
Chung Mo Koo, Kangwon National University, Korea
Junggun Oh, Bank of Korea, Korea
Yunjong Wang, SK Telecom Research Institute, Korea
Insill Yi, National Assembly, Korea.

Local Organizing Committee:
  Charles Harvie, University of Wollongong, Australia (co-chair)
Sung Jin Kang, Korea University (co-chair)

This is the sixth in the series of conferences on "Korea and the World Economy." Previous ones were held in Seoul, Korea (July 2002), Seattle, USA (August 2003), Seoul, Korea (July 2004), Seattle, USA (December 2005), and Seoul, Korea (July 2006).
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 economy and foreign trade
the new multilateral round of the WTO and related trade issues
inter-East-Asia and inter-Korea economic relations and cooperation
FTAs and FDI, with special reference to Korea and its neighboring countries
trade liberalization and regionalism in East Asia.

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 March 31, 2007 to Charles Harvie, Hyun-Hoon Lee, or Kar-yiu Wong (submission via e-mail is preferred):

Hyun-Hoon Lee, Division of Economics and International Trade, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon 200-701, Korea <>
Kar-yiu Wong, Department of Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-3330, U.S.A.
Charles Harvie, School of Economics and Information, Faculty of Commerce, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia <>

Papers will be selected through a competitive peer review. Notification of acceptance will be sent out around April 15, 2007. The final version of all papers for presentation will be due by June 15, 2007. The conference will be held on the campus of the University of Wollongong.

Publication: All presenters will be invited (but not obligated) to submit their presented papers for publication in the Journal of the Korean Economy, the English-language journal of the Association of Korean Economic Studies.

Important Dates:
- Abstract Submission: By March 31, 2007
- Notification of Acceptance: By April 15, 2007
- Full Paper Submission: By June 15, 2007
- Reception: 18:00 July 1, 2007 (Venue: To be announced)
- Conferences: July 2-3, 2007

The page was last revised on May 2, 2007.