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14th Conference: Korea and the World Economy

Aug. 7-8, 2015
RDCY, Renmin University, Beijing, China
The International Conference of the Association of Korean Economic Studies on
Korea and the World Economy, XIV
'New Challenges for the Korea and China FTA, the World Economy 
in the Era of Globalization and Polarization'

RDCY, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China
August 7 - 8, 2015

Program and Downloadable Papers

List of Participants


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    • CNY 545 (about $89)

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Organizers: . Kiheung Kim, President, The Association of Korean Economic Studies , Kyonggi University Kar-yiu Wong, Professor and Director, Research Center for International Economics , University of Washington
Chen Yulu, President of Remin University of China; Dean and Co-Chair of Chongyang Institute of Financial Studies (RDCY)
Sung-Hwan ShinKorea Institute of Finance (KIF)
Seyeong Ahn, Chairperson, National Research Council for Economics Humanities and Social Sciences (NRCS)
Ilhyung Lee, President, Korea Institute for Economic Policy (KIEP)
Hyung-soo ParkPresident, Korea Institute for Public Finance (KIPF)
Organizing Units: The Association of Korean Economic Studies (AKES)
University of Washington Research Center for International Economics (RCIE)
Renmin University of China (RUC)
Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies (RDCY)
Korea Institute of Finance (KIF)
Korea Institute of Public Finance  (KIPF)
Korea Development Institute (KDI)
Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET)
Bank of Korea Economic Research Institute (BOK, ERI)
Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA)
Dasan Institute of Economic Research (DIER)
SSK I (NRF-2013-2013S1A3A2042735)
SSK II (NRF-2013-2013S1A3A2054749)
Supporting Units: National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)
Korea Economic Research Institute  (KERI)
SK Research Institute (SKRI)
POSCO Research Institute  (POSRI)
Korea Eximbank Overseas Economic Research Institute (KOERI)
Korea Center for International Finance (KCIF)
LG Economic Research Institute (LGERI)
The Federation of Korean Industries (FKI)
Korea Securities Depository (KSD)
Program Committee: Sung Jin Kang, Korea University (Co-Chair)
Hyun-Hoon Lee, Kangwon National University (Co-Chair)
Kar-yiu Wong, University of Washington (Co-Chair)
Seong-Hoon Lee, Cheongju University (Coordinator)
Wen Wang, RDCY, Remin University of China
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
Seyed Komail Tayebi, University of Isfahan
Local Oganizing Committee: Sung Jin Kang, Korea University (Chair)
Jae Hyun Shim, Kyonggi University
Sam Ho Lee, Korea University
Sung Tae Kim, Kyonggi University
Sung Ho Kang, Korea Insurance Research Institute
Sang Joon Lee, KRIVET
Dong Gyun Han, Renmin University of China
Publication Committee: Yeonho Lee, Chungbuk National University (chair, co-editor of the Journal of
 Korea and the World Economy)
Hyeon-seung Huh, Yonsei University
Chung MKoo, 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:

  • Monetary and Financial Policy

  • Internationalization of Renminbi

  • 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 15, 2015 to the Program Committee (Email:

Papers will be selected through a competitive peer review. Notification of acceptance will be sent out around May 1, 2015. The final version of all papers for presentation will be due by June 25, 2015.

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 Yeon Lee, Editor of the Journal (

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission: By April 15, 2015

  • Notification of Acceptance: By May 1, 2015

  • Full Paper Submission: By June 25, 2015

  • Welcome Reception: August 6, 2015

  • Conferences: August 7-8, 2014

For inquiries, please contact:

The page was last revised on July 15, 2015.