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15th Conference: Korea and the World Economy

Aug. 5-6, 2016
Korea Federation of Banks, Seoul, Korea
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 (click)


  • 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.

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).

Organizers: . 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 ShinKorea 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)
Supporting Units: KB Kookmin Bank  (KB)
Korea Exchange  (KRX)
KEB Hana Bank  (KEBHB)
Shinhan Bank  (SB)
KT Economics & Management Research Institute  (KT EMRI)
Korea Economic Research Institute  (KERI)
SK Research Institute (SKRI)
POSCO Research Institute  (POSRI)
Korea Center for International Finance (KCIF)
LG Economic Research Institute (LGERI)
Korea Securities Finance Corporation (KSFC)
Korea Asset Managment Corporation (KAMCO)
Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation (KDIC)
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 MKoo, Kangwon National University
Jae-Young Lim, Korea University
Jai Sheen Mah, Ewha Womans University
Kyoungwook Choi, University of Seoul

This is the fifteenth 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

      • 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:

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 (

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:

The page was last revised on April 4, 2016.