Call for Paper (KAEA-SEA 2015)

The annual meeting of the Southern Economic Association will be held at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, LA in November 21 – 23, 2015. The KAEA plans to organize up to four sessions. At least one session will be focused on the economic issues about South Korea, North Korea, or East Asian Economies. However, papers on more general topics will be welcome as well.

Submit a manuscript or an extended abstract, including the JEL codes, by e-mail to the KAEA session organizer, Inhyuck (Steve) Ha at iha@wcu.edu no later than March 15th. Abstracts of papers, without the full paper, will also be considered but preference will be given to full papers.

If your paper has been accepted, you should submit your final version by October 15th for review by other participants. Submissions from young scholars are strongly encouraged. Submission fees ($35) will be waived if your paper has been accepted by KAEA.

For general questions about the conference, please go to the SEA conference website www.southerneconomic.org.

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Economist position with the Bank of America and Merrill Lynch

At Bank of America Merrill Lynch, we are looking to hire an Associate level Global Emerging Markets Economist based in Seoul, Korea. We rank #1 in Global Research and #1 in Emerging Markets Economic and Fixed Income Research according to Institutional Investor.

Associate level economists work with senior economists and strategists on emerging markets economic analysis and modelling and on developing investment strategy recommendations across bonds and currencies. This ranges from modelling in Matlab or eViews to developing investment ideas and communicating the results to clients, sales and trading.

If you were interested in the position in Seoul, you would be working first on Korea and regional analysis of Asian countries. In due course, you may engage in country-specific analysis of other countries than Korea. There are always opportunities for projects of the global scope as well.

You should have a PhD in economics or finance, with a focus on macroeconomics and international economics. You should be a strong writer, quick and versatile in applying your academic knowledge to practical problems. Related work experience, including internships in either investment banks, policy-making or international organizations, would be an advantage but is not required. You should be interested in financial markets and happy to work in a dynamic team.

This is a permanent role with competitive compensation. We prefer to decide soon but would be flexible about a start date in the summer of 2015.

In case you were interested, please send me a one-page CV and your job market paper. We would do first a phone interview and then a thorough assessment of the short listed candidates in one of our offices.

Thank you and best regards,

Jaewoo Lee
Chief Korea Economist
Bank of Americal Merrill Lynch Global Research
Jaewoo.lee@baml.com
+82 2 3707 0465

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Call for Papers (Sungkyunkwan University)

Call for papers on Regulatory Reform for Sustainable Economic Growth in Korea

Dear Members of the Korea-America Economic Association (KAEA),

As a part of the research project funded by the National Research Foundation of Korea, the Sungkyun Institute of Economic Research, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, is pleased to host the international conference in regulatory reform for sustainable economic growth.

  1. Conference topic: Regulatory Reform for Sustainable Economic Growth or related topics
  2. Conference date: May 29 (Fri), 2015
  3. Conference venue: Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea
  4. Submission deadline: February 15, 2015

There is no registration fee and a small grant that can cover lodging and a partial travel expense will be given to those selected for presentation.

The submission deadline is February 15, 2015. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their papers as early as possible as decisions are made on a rolling basis. Selected presenters will be contacted by the Organizing Committee.

Any inquiries or submission of papers (in a pdf format) should be emailed to sier14@skku.edu.

Organizing Committee

Younghan Kim
Jinhyung Lee
Doojin Ryu

Sungkyun Institute of Economic Research
Sungkyunkwan University
Seoul, South Korea
Phone: 82-2-760-0615
E-mail: sier14@skku.edu;

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Call for Papers (KAEA-WEAI)

The 90th Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International (WEAI) will be held on June 28 – July 2, 2015 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki, Hawaii. The Korea-America Economic Association (KAEA) plans to organize four sessions at the WEAI conference. We sincerely invite the members of the KAEA or the KEA to join in this wonderful event. Graduate students are also strongly encouraged to participate in sessions.

Theoretical and empirical papers on all aspects of economics are welcome. Please submit a manuscript or an extended abstract to Professor Hyeongwoo Kim (gmmkim@gmail.com) by e-mail including

(i) the JEL code(s),
(ii) 3-5 key words, and
(iii) your membership status with the KAEA or the KEA

Submission deadline is February 1 (Sunday), 2015. If accepted, your final version manuscript is due June 10 (Wednesday), 2015.

There is no submission fee for members of the KAEA or the KEA. In addition, the session participants can register at the WEAI member’s rate regardless of their membership status with the WEAI. However, all participants will be required to register for the conference and responsible for their own expenses.

Submitted papers will be blind-reviewed by the referees. All presenters are strongly urged to serve as discussants (or session chairs, if requested) for the WEAI-KAEA sessions.

Further information about the conference can be found at the WEAI website at http://www.weai.org or the KAEA homepage at http://www.kaea.org.

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Job Openings (KCMI)

Korea Capital Market Institute (KCMI)
Position Title: Research Fellow
Location: Seoul, Korea
Deadline Date: 12/12/2014

Korea Capital Market Institute (KCMI), a leading capital markets think tank in Korea, seeks research fellows who have a keen interest in financial markets and industries. KCMI encourages application from new PhD’s as well as experienced economists. Qualified candidates are expected to satisfy all the requirements for a PhD degree no later than July, 2015.

Fellows are expected to write research papers; provide policy analysis suitable for the financial industries and the government agencies; and present their work in professional conferences and public hearings. Outstanding quality of analytical and verbal skills will be highly appreciated. Fluency in spoken and written Korean is essential.

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Call for Papers (KAEA-EEA)

The 41st annual meeting of the Eastern Economic Association will be held at the Sheraton New York Time Square Hotel in New York, NY in February 26 – March 1, 2015. The KAEA plans to organize sessions. Papers on general topics in Economics will be welcome.

Submit a manuscript or an extended abstract, including the JEL code, by e-mail to the KAEA session organizer, Inhyuck (Steve) Ha at iha@wcu.edu no later than November 10th. Abstracts of papers, without the full paper, will also be considered, but preference will be given to full papers.

If your paper has been accepted, you should submit your final version by January 31st for review by other participants. Submissions from young scholars are strongly encouraged. Submission fees ($35) will be waived if your paper has been accepted by KAEA.

For general questions about the conference, please go to the EEA conference website http://www.quinnipiac.edu/eea/41st-annual-conference/.

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Korea Studies Chair (Indiana University)

Korea Studies Chair

The School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington is pleased to announce an endowed Chair in Modern Korean Studies. The successful applicant will be appointed as professor or associate professor in the School’s departments of East Asian Languages & Cultures and International Studies, and will direct a new Institute for Korean Studies. We are seeking an outstanding social scientist who is strongly committed to undergraduate and graduate education, and who is prepared to offer courses on modern Korean politics, economics, security, society, or culture, preferably in regional perspective. A Ph.D is required.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. To insure full consideration candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, five additional names of scholars who may be contacted for references, and writing samples to https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to Deb Speer, Department of East Asian Languages & Culture, Goodbody Hall 230, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN 47401. Her telephone number is 812 855 5339, and email address is dspeer@indiana.edu.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA Services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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