2021 Conference XIX 2021-08-03T10:53:35+00:00

Conference Program

Conference Brochure

To be updated

Overview of the Conference

Venue: 2nd Floor, Paradise Hotel Busan
Wednesday, August 25
19:30~21:30 Conference Reception (Panorama Room (16F), Paradise Hotel Busan)
Thursday, August 26
08:30~09:00 Registration
09:00~10:30 Session 1A: Economic Effects of COVID-19 and Health Economics (Capri Room)
Session 1B: Economic Growth and Income Inequality (Sydney Room)
Session 1C: BK21 FOUR Session (Organized by BK21 FOUR, Department of Economics,
Korea University) (Miami Room)
10:30~10:45 Coffee Break
10:45~12:15 Session 2A: Macroprudential Policy (Capri Room)
Session 2B: Corporate Governance and Firm Behavior (Sydney Room)
Session 2C: Climate Change and Taxation (Miami Room)
12:15~13:30 Lunch (2F, Capri Room & Sydney Room)
13:30~14:30 Opening Session & Keynote Speech (Capri Room)
14:30~16:00 Session 3A: Strategic Agendas for Korean Financial Industry and Busan as an International
Financial Hub (Organized by Busan Finance Center (BFC), language: Korean)
Session 3B: Migration and Labor Market I (Sydney Room)
16:00~16:15 Coffee Break
16:15~17:45 Session 4A: New Deal for Regional Development and the Mega-city Strategy
(Organized by Busan Development Institute (BDI) & Korea Economic and Business Association (KEBA),
language: Korean) (Capri Room)
Session 4B: Status and Prospects for North Korea’s SDGs from the Experience of the East Asian
Transition Countries (Organized by Institute of Economics Research, Korea University) (Sydney Room)
18:30~20:00 Dinner (2F, Capri Room & Sydney Room)
Friday, August 27
09:00~10:30 Session 5A: International Trade (Capri Room)
Session 5B: Migration and Labor Market II (Sydney Room)
Session 5C: Banking and Finance (Miami Room)
10:30~10:45 Coffee Break
10:45~12:15 Plenary Session (Korea and the World Economy Facing COVID-19 Pandemic and Regional Development)
(Capri Room)
12:15~12:30 Closing Session / Group Photo
12:30~13:30 Lunch (2F, Capri Room & Sydney Room)

List of Participants

To be updated


Paradise Hotel Busan offers a concessionary rate for our conference participants (198,300 KRW (about $177) for one person/room per night, 278,300 KRW (about $248) for two persons/room per night, TAX & BREAKFAST ARE INCLUDED).

Two nights of stay in hotel will be covered by the Association of the Korean Economic Studies for one presenter per paper, BUT YOU SHOULD BOOK THE HOTEL BY YOURSELF (See Special rates for the conference participants and the hotel reservation form below). When you check out, TWO NIGHTS OF STAY IN HOTEL WILL NOT BE CHARGED TO YOU. Support for two nights of stay is based on 2person/room sharing with other participants (i.e., the AKES will supports 139,150 KRW per night for two days). If you would like to share 2person/room with your family, you will need to pay extra. For example, 2person/room is 278,300KRW per night and if you would like to share the room with your family, you will need to pay 139,150KRW per night. If you would like to have a single room (198,300KRW 1person/room), you will need to pay extra 59,150KRW per night. Breakfast at the hotel is included. Please make a reservation by NO LATER THAN JULY 31, 2021, to ensure room availability.

General Information

Please visit  www.busanparadisehotel.co.kr

Hotel Reservation Form

Please download hotel reservation form below, fill in (you can type in the pdf file), and email it to Mr. Glenn Seok (gwseok@paradian.com), Paradise Hotel Busan manager.
Hotel Registration Form (click here!)


Course 1: Busan Station ⇄ The hotel
Busan Station (Line 1) → Transfer to Seomyeon (Line 2) → Exit 3/5 of Haeundae (Line 2) → Walk toward Haeundae Beach (for 10 min.)

Course 2: Gimhae Airport ⇄ The hotel

[Limousine bus route map 1] Gimhae Airport Domestic Terminal → Daenam intersection → SK Networks → Suyeong intersection → Centum City station → BEXCO → Marina → Hanwha Resort → Hyundai Hyperion three-way intersection → The Westin Chosun Busan → Haeundae Grand Hotel → Novotel Ambassadors → Paradise Hotel Busan

[Limousine bus route map 2] International Terminal → Domestic Terminal → Daeyeon Beach Apt. → Haeundae Centum Hotel → BEXCO → Yangwoon High School → Daedong Arcade → Dongbu Apt. → Booheng High School/Haeundae Paik Hospital → Jangsan station → Novotel Ambassadors → Paradise Hotel Busan

[Taxi] Normal: KRW 30,000 / Deluxe: KRW 45,000 (for about 40 minutes)


Hotel Map

Click here

Program Committee

Won Joong Kim, Konkuk University (Co-Chair)
Sung Jin Kang, Korea University
Chung Mo Koo, CTBC Business School
Won Soon Kwon, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Dong Heon Kim, Korea University
Kiyoun Sohn, Incheon National University
Chonggak Shin, Korea Employment Information Service
Sang Don Lee, Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training
Sang-Ho Lee, Chonnam National University
Jae Rang Lee, Bank of Korea
Byung-In Lim, Chungbuk National University
Han Sung Kim, Ajou University
Seyed Komail Tayebi, University of Isfahan
Trung Ngoc Nguyen, Institute of Human Studies, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences

Local Organizing Committee

Sang Choon Kim, Yeungnam University (Co-Chair)
Gun Ho Bae, Dong-Eui University
Yeonjeong Lee, Pusan National University
Jae Youn Roh, Yeungnam University
Sunghee Choi, Pusan National University
Young Myoung Yoo, Silla University
Gwang Hae Won, Busan Technopark
Soo Nam Park, Pusan National University
Kil Ju Kang, Busan Center for Creative Economy & Innovation
Jin Gun Kim, Busan Finance Center
Yang Hee Lee, Busan China Business Forum

Publication Committee

Youg Se Kim, Sungkyunkwan Univesiry (chair, co-editor of Korea and the World Economy)
Taek Dong Yeo, Yeungnam University
Hyeon-seung Huh, Yonsei University
Hyung-Gun Kim, Kangwon National University
This is the nineteenth 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:
1st Conference: July 21-22, 2002, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
2nd Conference: August 1-2, 2003, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
3rd Conference: July 3-4, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea
4th Conference: December 10-11, 2005, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
5th Conference: July 7-8, 2006, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
6th Conference: July 2-3, 2007, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
7th Conference: June 20-21, 2008, Korea Institute of Public Finance (Seoul) and Kangwon National University (Chuncheon), Korea
8th Conference: July 9-10, 2009, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
9th Conference: June 25-26, 2010, University of Incheon, Incheon, Korea
10th Conference: August 12-13, 2011, Claremont McKenna College, California, USA
11th Conference: July 13-14, 2012, Seoul Women’s University, Seoul, Korea
12th Conference: June 25-29, 2013, Tehran (U. of Tehran, MBRI), Isfahan (U. of Isfahan) and Shiraz, Iran
13th Conference: June 21-22, 2014, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea
14th Conference: August 7-8, 2015, RDCY, Renmin University, Beijing, China
15th Conference: August 5-6, 2016, Korea Federation of Banks, Seoul, Korea
16th Conference: June 29-30, 2017, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Hanoi, Vietnam
17th Conference: June 25-26, 2018, Jeju Oriental Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam
18th Conference: June 27-28, 2019, Yanbian University, Yanji, China
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 with special focuses on COVID-19 pandemic effects and policies to overcome those effects:
Human Health
Regional Development
Monetary and Financial Policy
Financial Flow and Cooperation
East Asian Economic Cooperation
Energy and Climate Change
Industrial Policy
International Trade
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
Economic Development
Economic Divide, Social Welfare, and Income Redistribution
Fiscal Sustainability
North Korean Economy
Sustainable Human Development.
International Finance
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 June 30, 2021 to the Program Committee (Email: conference@akes.or.kr):
Papers will be selected through a competitive peer review. Notification of acceptance will be sent out around July 10, 2021. The final version of all papers for presentation will be due by July 31, 2021.
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 Young Se Kim, Editor of the Journal (kwe@akes.or.kr)

Important Dates

A Abstract Submission: By June 30, 2021
Notification of Acceptance: By July 10, 2021
Full Paper Submission: By July 31, 2021
Welcome Reception: August 25, 2021
Conferences: August 26-27, 2021
For more information, please visit
Bong Kyung Kim, Program Committee Coordinator (Email: conference@akes.or.kr)