KEA is organizing its eighteenth international conference. This year, the conference will be co-organized with Asia-Pacific Economic Association and hosted by Korea University. All economists who would like to present a paper in all fields of economics are encouraged to submit their works. It is also possible to participate by organizing a session.

General Theme

"The Rise of Economic Nationalism in a New Era
of Globalization"

Minor Theme

"Global Partnership for Sustainable Development"

Executive Committee

Chung Mo Koo, Kangwon National University (co-chair)
Kar-yiu Wong, University of Washington, USA (co-chair)
Joshua Aizenman, University of Southern California, USA
Shin-ichi Fukuda, University of Tokyo, Japan
Junsoo Lee, University of Alabama, USA

Organizing Unit

Korean Economic Association
Asia-Pacific Economic Association


Korean Economic Association


Korea University Institute for Sustainable Development
Korea-America Economic Association
National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences
Korea Development Institute
Bank of Korea
Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs
Korea Maritime Institute

Paper Submission

All economists who would like to present a paper in all fields of economics are encouraged to submit their works. In particular, we would like to invite experts in the field of globalisation as well as development economics -this year's general and minor conference themes.
The deadline for submitting an application is April 28, 2017. Please send your application form by e-mail to <>.
Please use the application form which includes the following information of you and all co-authors (if any): name, affiliation, academic rank, and e-mail address. In the application form, please also include a research field of the paper and an abstract (300 words or above).

Application form

Organizing a Session

The deadline for proposing one or more sessions is April 28, 2017. Please submit your proposal by e-mail to <>.
Each session will last for 2 hours, consisting of four papers (three or five papers are possible), to be presented by different authors, one chair (not necessarily the session organizer but preferably not one of the presenters or discussants), and the corresponding discussants.
The proposal should provide an explanation of the theme and all papers to be presented (a draft of an extended abstract), including the e-mail and mailing addresses, affiliations, academic ranks, and phone and fax numbers of the organizer, session chair, presenters, and discussants.


All participants have to register.
There is no registration fee for the members of Korean Economic Association (KEA). All others have to pay the registration fee of US$320. Graduate students, with proof of their student status, will pay a registration fee of US$160. Participants from least developed countries will also receive a 50% discount of the registration fee.
Your registration fee will be considered as the life-time membership of KEA, and you will no longer be required to pay the registration fee for the future conferences organized by KEA.

Important Dates

  • April 28, 2017 : Submission due
  • May 12, 2017 : Notification of acceptance
  • June 16, 2017 : Full paper submission
  • July 13, 2017 : Welcome reception
  • July 14-15 : Conferences


Please complete and send this hotel registration form to Hotel Koreana
by fax (+82-2-730-9025) or email ( no later than June 20, 2017.

Registration form

The Korean Economic Association (KEA)

The KEA is the representative economic association in Korea, established in 1952. Its missions are
- to promote interactions among economists in Koreaand in other parts of the world;
- to encourage economic research in Korea and otherparts of the world; and
- to disseminate economic research results.
Since 1982, KEA has organized an international conference in every two years. From this year on,
KEA will organize an international conference every year.
For more information, please visit the KEA's web site.

The Asia-Pacific Economic Association (APEA)

The association was established as a result of a series of conferences organized by a group of economists in the United States, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China on the Asian economies and the 1997 Asian financial crisis.
They all felt the need for more forums for economists to share their research work with others, to interact with other economists, to search for more research opportunities and topics, to make policy recommendations, and to make more friends. The association has the following missions:
- to promote interactions among economists in the Asia-Pacific region and in other parts of the world;
- to encourage economic research in the region; and
- to disseminate economic research results.
Since the summer of 2005, APEA has been organizing annual conferences in different places to provide a forum to economists to present their research ideas and results, and to interact with economists from all over the world. For more information, please visit the APEA's web site.

Program Committee

Hyun-Hoon Lee, Kangwon National University, Korea (co-chair)
Shin-ichi Fukuda, University of Tokyo, Japan (co-chair)
Biung-Ghi Ju, Seoul National University, Korea (coordinator)
Charles Harvie, University of Wollongong, Australia
Hyeon-seung Huh, Yonsei University, Korea
Hyuncheol Bryant Kim, Cornell University, USA
Youngse Kim, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Deokwoo Nam, Hanyang University, Korea
Euston Quah, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Myung Hwan Seo, Seoul National University, Korea
Kwanho Shin, Korea University, Korea
Tom Willett, Claremont Graduate University, USA
Miaojie Yu, Peking University, China

Selection Committee

Insill Yi, Sogang University, Korea (co-chair)
Jong Ho Hong, Seoul National University, Korea (co-chair)
Inhyuck "Steve" Ha, Western Carolina University, USA (coordinator)
Kenzo Abe, Osaka University, Japan
Arindam Banik, International Management Institute Kolkata, India
Chen-Min Hsu, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Fukunari Kimura, Keio University, Japan
Won Soon Kwon, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea
Eiji Ogawa, Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Yuri Sasaki, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan
Sakon Varanyuwatana, Thammasat University, Thailand
Zhongxiu Zhao, University of International Business and Economics, China

Local Organizing Committee

Sung Jin Kang, Korea University, Korea (chair)
Woojin Lee, Korea University, Korea (coordinator)
Wonki Jo Cho, Korea University, Korea
Chirok Han, Korea University, Korea
Jin Young Kim, Konkuk University, Korea
Jae-Young Lim, Korea University, Korea
Danbee Park, Kangwon National University, Korea


We are very grateful to the following institutions for their financial support.

Financial Supervisory Service (금융감독원)
Gyeonggi Technopark ((재)경기테크노파크)
Hana Financial Group (하나금융그룹)
Hana Institute of Finance (하나금융경제연구소)
Hyundai Motor Group Global Business Intelligence Center (현대자동차 글로벌경영연구소)
Hyundai Research Institute (현대경제연구원)
Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK기업은행)
KB Financial Group (KB 금융그룹)
KEB Hana Bank (KEB하나은행)
Kia Motor Corporation (기아자동차)
KOGAS (한국가스공사)
Korea-America Economic Association (한미경제학회)
Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation (예금보험공사)
Korea Economic Research Institute (한국경제연구원)
Korea Electric Power Corporation (한국전력공사)
Korea Exchange (한국거래소)
Korea Eximbank (한국수출입은행)
Korea Federation of Banks (전국은행연합회)
Korea Information Society Development Institute (정보통신정책연구원)
Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (산업연구원)
Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (대외경제정책연구원)
Korea Institute of Finance (한국금융연구원)
Korea Institute of Public Finance (한국조세재정연구원)
Korea International Trade Association (한국무역협회)
Korea Labor Institute (한국노동연구원)
Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training (한국직업능력개발원)
KT (케이티)
National Research Foundation of Korea (한국연구재단)
Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training (한국직업능력개발원)
NongHyup Financial Group (농협금융지주)
NongHyup Bank (농협은행)
POSCO (포스코)
POSRI (포스코경영연구원)
Samsung Economic Research Institute (삼성경제연구소)
Samsung Electronics (삼성전자)
Samsung Securities (삼성증권)
Science and Technology Policy Institute (과학기술정책연구원)
Shinhan Financial Group (신한금융그룹)
Woori Bank (우리은행)