The Korea-America Economic Association

KAEA ASSA 2017 Program

Below is the program of the KAEA events in the 2017 ASSA meetings in Chicago on January 6-8, 2017.


Call for Papers (Sungkyun Institute of Economic Research)

The Sungkyun Institute of Economic Research at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) is organizing “Junior faculty research conference” and is inviting KAEA members to submit the paper. The purpose of conference is to provide opportunities to prominent Korean junior faculty members (or equivalent) abroad to gather together for exchanging current research ideas and building networks with other researchers in both Korea and abroad. We will match top Korean senior economists in each field to provide comments on the papers presented. Details of the conference are as follows:

  1. Date: May 20 (Sat), 2017 all day
  2. Conference venue: Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea
  3. Submission deadline: January 31, 2017
  4. Sessions cover Micro, Macro and Econometrics.

We will provide partial travel support up to 1,500,000 won (less for those from Asia). Please submit a draft of the paper to Professor Sunghyun Kim at

Call for Papers (KAEA-WEAI)

The 92nd Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International (WEAI) will be held on June 25 – 29, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego, California. The Korea-America Economic Association (KAEA) plans to organize two sessions at the WEAI conference. We sincerely invite the members of the KAEA or the KEA to join in this wonderful event.

Theoretical and empirical papers on all aspects of economics are welcome. Please submit a manuscript or an extended abstract to Professor J.B. Kim ( 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 January 15 (Monday), 2017. If accepted, your final version manuscript is due June 1 (Thursday), 2017.

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

Job Openings (KIET)

Associate Research Fellow (Doctoral) 

The Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade (KIET) is a leading think tank and government-sponsored research institute established in 1976. KIET conducts industrial policy oriented researches for public sectors in general.

We are opening positions in the following areas of economics: Macroeconomics, Applied Microeconomics, Econometrics and Statistics, Industrial Organization, Strategic Management, Distribution and Logistics, International Trade, Regional and Urban Economics.

We are looking for the candidates with a Ph.D. degree, or students expecting a Ph.D. degree by August 2017.

The application process will be as follows:

[First round] Document review

: To apply, please send a (1) curriculum vitae, (2) statement of purpose, (3) three letters of recommendation, and a (4) job market paper.

Email for Applications:
Informational URL:
For more information:

[Second round] Interview at the American Economic Association 2017 Annual Meeting **(Candidates must register and come to the 2016 AEA Annual Meeting for the interview – for more information, please visit,**

: We will notify the status of the application from the first round by December 9, 2016 and discuss the interview schedule with the prospective candidates.

If you have any question, please contact




The KAEA is pleased to announce that Professor Sokbae Simon Lee (Columbia University) is going to receive the 2017 Maekyung-KAEA Economist Award for his professional achievement. The award ceremony will be held during the Annual Meeting of the KAEA at Hyatt Regency in Chicago, at 6:00 pm, January 7, 2017. Congratulations!

Sokbae Lee is Professor of Economics at Columbia University since 2016, and previously held positions at University College London (2002-10) and Seoul National University (2010-16). He received his PhD from the University of Iowa in 2002. His main research area is theoretical econometrics, but he has made significant contributions in applied microeconomics as well. He published numerous papers, including in such top journals as Econometrica, American Economic Review, and Journal of American Statistical Association. He is an associate editor of Journal of Econometrics and Econometric Theory, and served in the editorial board of Review of Economic Studies. His research is widely recognized and has been supported by numerous British ESRC grants and European Research Council grants. He was elected as a fellow of the Econometric Society in 2014.

For Prof. Lee’s profile and CV, please refer to:

The KAEA appreciates the Award Nomination Committee (Professors Chang-Jin Kim (Chair), Doh-Shin Jeon, Yongseok Shin) for their valuable service for award nomination this year.



The KAEA is pleased to announce that Professor Wooyoung Lim (HKUST) and Suyong Song (University of Iowa) will receive the 2017 KAEA Young Scholar Award for their professional achievement. The award ceremony will be held during the Annual Meeting of the KAEA at Hyatt Regency in Chicago, at 6:00 pm, January 7, 2017. Congratulations!

Wooyoung Lim is an assistant professor of economics at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010. His field is game theory and experimental economics, and he mainly works on theoretical and experimental studies of various games such as coordination, communication, bargaining, contest, auction, public good provision, etc. He published nine papers in international journals and five of them in the top journal of his field, Games and Economic Behavior. He has several working papers including two under revision for Games and Economic Behavior. For his profile and CV, please refer to:

Suyong Song is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Iowa since 2015, and previously held a position as an assistant professor at the Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (2010-2015). He received his PhD from the University of California-San Diego in 2010. He is an econometrician primarily working on econometric theory and empirical industrial organisation. He has been producing high quality research and published excellent papers at top-tier journals such as Journal of Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, and many newer papers are in pipeline or in progress. For his profile and CV, please refer to:

The KAEA appreciates the Award Nomination Committee (Professors Chang-Jin Kim (Chair), Doh-Shin Jeon, Yongseok Shin) for their valuable service for award nomination this year.

Job Openings (Bank of Korea)

The Bank of Korea is seeking economists to conduct research in the above-listed fields. Those selected will be expected to conduct mainly policy-oriented research while also carrying out other central-bank related duties. Requirements include a Ph.D. in economics or a related field, together with strong written communication skills. Salary and position are commensurate with the economist’s background and experience. New Ph.D. applicants will need to complete all requirements for their degrees by the end of September 2017.

Application Deadline: December 5, 2016
To apply, please visit and


Call for Papers (KAEA-EEA)

The 43rd annual meeting of the Eastern Economic Association will be held at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers in February 23 – 26, 2017. The KAEA plans to organize multiple sessions. Papers on general topics in Economics will be welcome.

Submit a manuscript or an extended abstract, including the JEL codes, by e-mail to the KAEA session organizer, Inhyuck (Steve) Ha at no later than November 15th. Abstracts of papers, without the full paper, will also be considered, but preference will be given to full papers. Decision will be notified no later than November 25, 2016. Papers may be in DRAFT form at the time of submission.

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

We look forward to seeing you in New York.