2016 Conference XV 2018-03-27T18:30:50+00:00

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 August 1, 2016, FINAL)


Conference Brochure


List of Participants (As of August 1, 2016)


Location of Korea Federation of Bank



Best Western New Seoul Hotel offers a concessionary rate for our conference participants. The hotel is located near Citi Hall, Myeong-dong and Euljiro area.
General Information

Please visit  http://www.bestwesternnewseoul.co.kr/eng/?lang=eng

Special rates for the conference participants and the hotel reservation form

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Transportation (from either Incheon or Gimpo International Airport to the hotel)

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Hotel Map

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Direction from Bestwestern New Seoul Hotel to Conference Venue (Korea Federation of Bank)

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Generally, we will meet at the hotel lobby and leave for conference venue together (at 8:00 am Friday and Saturday).


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)
Jung Taik Hyun, President, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)

Organizing Units

The Association of Korean Economic Studies (AKES)
University of Washington Research Center for International Economics (RCIE)
National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences (NRCS)
Korea Institute of Finance (KIF)
Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)
Korea Development Institute (KDI)
Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET)
Bank of Korea , Economic Research Institute (BOK, ERI)
Dasan Institute of Economic Research (DIER)
Korea University SSK (NRF-2013-2013S1A3A2054749)
Kyonggi University SSK (NRF-2013-2013S1A3A2042735)

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

Local Oganizing Committee

Won Joong Kim, Konkuk University
Sukho Lee, Korea Insurance of Finance
Taiki Lee, Korea Insurance of Finance

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
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: kwe.conference.21@gmail.com):
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 (kwe.editor@gmail.com)

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:
Sung Jin Kang, Program Committee Co-Chair (Email: sjkang@korea.ac.kr)
Seong-Hoon Lee, Program Committee Coordinator (Email: kwe.conference.21@gmail.com)
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