2018 Conference XVII 2018-04-13T18:01:03+00:00


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Overview of the Conference

Conference Venue: Ara Convention Hall, Jeju National University
June 25 (Monday)
07:40~08:30 Meet at the hotel lobby. (from hotel to Jeju National University by Bus)
08:30~09:00 Registration (Ara Conventionl Hall, Jeju National University)
09:00~10:30 Parallel Sessions I
10:30~10:45 Coffee Break
10:45~12:15 Parallel Sessions II
12:15~13:30 Lunch (Ara Convention Hall)
13:30~15:00 Opening Session & Keynote Speech
15:00~16:30 Parallel Sessions III
16:30~16:45 Coffee Break
16:45~18:15 Parallel Sessions IV
18:15~19:00 Go back to the hotel by bus
19:00~21:00 Dinner (2nd Floor, Jeju Oriental Hotel)
June 26 (Tuesday)
08:30~09:00 Meet at the hotel lobby. (from hotel to Jeju National University by Bus)
09:00~10:30 Parallel Sessions V
10:30~10:45 Coffee Break
10:45~12:15 Plenary Session (Economic Challenges and New Approaches for Aging Society)
12:15~12:30 Closing Session
12:30~13:30 Lunch
13:30~14:00 Go back to the hotel by bus
※ Reception: 17:30~21:30, June 24 (Sunday) 2nd Floor, Jeju Oriental Hotel.

Downloadable Papers

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List of Participants

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Jeju Oriental Hotel offers a concessionary rate for our conference participants (100,000 KRW (about $93) for one person/room per night, 120,000 KRW (about $110) for two persons/room per night, BREAKFAST INCLUDED). The hotel is located near Jeju National University and Jeju International Airport.

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 60,000 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 120,000KRW per night and if you would like to share the room with your family, you will need to pay 60,000KRW per night. If you would like to have a single room (100,000KRW 1person/room), you will need to pay extra 40,000KRW per night. Breaksfast at the hotel is included. Please make a reservation by NO LATER THAN MAY 31, 2018, to ensure room availability.

General Information

Please visit  http://www.oriental.co.kr

Special rates for the conference participants and the hotel reservation form

Reservation can be made through online system below
Click here

Transportation (from Jeju International Airport to the hotel)

You can take taxi:
Jeju Oriental Hotel is about 4 km away from the airport and it will cost about $ 5 dollars from the airport to the hotel.
There is another option (taking bus and walking 800 meters) but taking taxi is more cost effetive and convenient.

Hotel Map

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Direction from Hotel to Conference Venue

Bus will pick up from hotel to Ara Convention Hall, Jeju National University

Day 1 (June 25): At 7:40 am, we will leave hotel for conference venue.
Day 2 (June 26): At 8:30 am, we will leave hotel for conference venue.
If you want to come directly to conference venue, ask the tax drive that you want to go to “Ara Convention Hall, Jeju National University (or Show the driver “제주대학교 아라컨벤션홀 가주세요”).


Sung Jin Kang, President, The Association of Korean Economic Studies , Korea University
Kar-yiu Wong, Professor and Director, Research Center for International Economics , University of Washington
Seok-Eon Song, President, Jeju National University (JNU)
Young-Sam Ma, Director, Jeju International Training Center, UNITAR (UNITAR)
Dong Jeon Gim, President, Jeju Research Institute (JRI)
Jaehung Lee, President, Korea Small Business Institute (KOSBI)
Sangho Sohn, President, Korea Institute of Finance (KIF)
Wook Sohn, Executive Director, Bank of Korea Economic Research Institute (BOKERI)

Program Committee

Won Joong Kim, Konkuk University (Co-Chair)
Kar-yiu Wong, University of Washington (Co-Chair)
Hyung-Gun Kim, Kangwon National University (Coordinator)
Hyun-Hoon Lee, Kangwon National University
Shin-ichi Fukuda, University of Tokyo
Fukunari Kimura, Keio University
Yeonho Lee, Chungbuk National University
Seyed Komail Tayebi, University of Isfahan
Trung Ngoc Nguyen, Institute of Human Studies, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences

Local Oganizing Committee

Jae Young Lim, Korea University (Co-Chair)
Janghee Cho, Jeju National University (Co-Chair)
Tae Hee Kwon, Korea Employment Information Service
In Gon Kim, Esektour. Co. Ltd.

Publication Committee

Sung Jin Kang, Korea University (chair, co-editor of the Journal of Korea and the World Economy)
Hyeon-seung Huh, Yonsei University
Chung Mo Koo, Kangwon National University
Jae-Young Lim, Korea University
Jai Sheen Mah, Ewha Womans University
Kyoungwook Choi, University of Seoul
This is the seventeenth 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: Junly 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
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-Vietnam Economic Cooperation
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
Sustainable Human Development.

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 March 31, 2018 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 April 15, 2018. The final version of all papers for presentation will be due by May 20, 2018.
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 (kwe@akes.or.kr)

Important Dates

Abstract Submission: By March 31, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: By April 15, 2018
Full Paper Submission: By May 20, 2018
Welcome Reception: June 24, 2018
Conferences: June 25-26, 2018
For inquiries, please contact:
Shijun Cao, Program Committee Coordinator (Email: conference@akes.or.kr)