The Korea-America Economic Association

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

Visit the KAEA website ( for other announcements. We look forward to seeing you in New York next year.



In addition to three official academic sessions at ASSA meetings in Chicago (January 6-8, 2017), KAEA plans to hold KAEA Workshops, in collaboration with Korean Economic Association (KEA), starting at 10:30 AM on January 8 (Sunday) 2017 at Stetson Suite F in Hyatt Regency Chicago.

KAEA Workshops are intended to increase the interaction and exchange of ideas among the participants working on various issues, including those related to Korea. If you are interested in presenting your work at KAEA Workshops, please submit a complete paper to C.Y. Choi at

Submission deadline is October 25, 2016. Decision will be made within a week and only accepted papers will be notified. To submit a paper for the workshop, one has to be (or become) a lifetime KAEA member or paid his/her annual membership dues for 2015 and 2016 at the time of submission. This requirement is waived for KEA members. Please note that these are not official ASSA-sponsored sessions and thus will not be included in the ASSA program book. There is no financial support for the participants.

KAEA President’s Message

President’s message on the 2017 ASSA/KAEA meetings in Chicago

I and all KAEA Executive Committee team welcome you to the 2017 ASSA/KAEA meetings in Chicago.

The KAEA organizes 3 sessions — a Macro session by Chang-Jin Kim (University of Washington), a Micro session by Karam Kang (Carnegie Mellon University) and a joint session with the AEA by In-Uck Park (University of Bristol & SKKU). All these sessions will take place on January 7th (Saturday) at Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Information on the 3 KAEA sessions:

[1] Jan 07, 2017 8:00 am, Hyatt Regency Chicago, New Orleans (Room)
Korea-America Economic Association
Empirical Macro and Time Series (C1, E0)
Presiding: Jinill Kim (Korea University)
Organized by Chang-Jin Kim (University of Washington)

[2] Jan 07, 2017 10:15 am, Hyatt Regency Chicago, New Orleans (Room)
Korea-America Economic Association
Empirical Studies on Contracts and Auctions (C5, D4)
Organized and Presiding: Karam Kang (Carnegie Mellon University)

[3] Jan 07, 2017 12:30 pm, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Toronto (Room)
Korea-America Economic Association/American Economic Association
Advances in Information Economics: 10 Years Since Nobel on Mechanism Design (D8, C7)
Organized and Presiding: In-Uck Park (University of Bristol & SKKU)

Please come to the sessions. The ASSA people count the number of attendants. Your attendance will help greatly KAEA’s efforts to increase the number of KAEA sessions in the future.

Maekyung (MK) Forum will take place at 5 pm, January 7th (Saturday), at Hyatt Regency Chicago, Regency A. The speaker is Dr. Changyong Rhee at the IMF (

Immediately after the MK Forum, about 6:30 pm, there will be the KAEA Annual Business Meeting and Dinner Banquet at Shaw’s Crab House – Chicago ( which is about 0.5 miles away from Hyatt Regency Chicago. All the KAEA members including KAEA institutional members are welcome for meeting people and enjoying an exquisite course banquet dinner.

On January 8th (Sunday), we plan to have a panel discussion session on the Korean economy in the morning, followed by KAEA workshop sessions. See the separate announcement on this workshop.

[Registration and hotel reservation] The ASSA headquarters hotel is Hyatt Regency Chicago. The Conference registration and housing will be open on September 14th.

We look forward to seeing you ALL in Chicago in January 2017.

In-Uck Park
President, KAEA 2016

Call for Nominations (KAEA Awards)

The KAEA is soliciting nominations for two awards: the KAEA Young Scholar Award and the Maekyung-KAEA Economist Award. Award Nomination Committee members are Chang-Jin Kim (Chair), Doh-Shin Jeon, and Yongseok Shin.

Please send your nomination by email together with any supporting materials (a cv of the nominee and a paragraph of the reason for nomination) to the award committee chair: Professor Chang-Jin Kim​ at The nomination deadline is September 15, 2016.

Summer Research at Sogang (SRS)

재외 한국 경제학자 여러분,


서강대학교 경제학부에서는 재외 한국 경제학자의 하계 방학 중 한국 방문시 연구 편의를 도모하고, 서강대학교 경제학부 교수의 네트워킹 구축을 위하여 아래와 같이 여름방학 기간 동안 여유가 있는 연구실 공간과 소액의 연구비를 제공하여 해외에서 활동중인 경제학자를 서강대학교에 초청하고자 합니다.

여름 방학 중 국내 방문 계획이 있으신 박사님들의 많은 관심과 지원바랍니다. 자세한 사항은 이윤수 교수에게 문의해 주시기 바랍니다.

김홍균서강대학교 경제학부 학장


서강 하계 재외 경제학자 초청 프로그램

Summer Research at Sogang (SRS)

  1. 대상: 재외 한국 경제학자
  2. 기간: 여름방학 7-8월 기간 중. 체류기간: 2주 혹은 4주 (연구실 사정에 따라 조정 가능합니다)
  3. 인원: 3~4명
  4. 지원 내역:

(1) 연구실(2인 공유), 프린트와 복사기 등 시설 이용(컴퓨터는 본인이 준비해야 함)

(2) 체류기간 중 소정의 연구비를 제공합니다.

  1. 활동:

(1) 2주 체류자의 경우 1회의 세미나 발표

(2) 4주 체류자의 경우 1회의 세미나와 2회(1회에 2시간 정도)에 걸친 대학원생을 대상으로 한 특강 (특강 내용은 본인의 연구 분야 또는 최근 연구 동향).

  1. 지원 서류:

(1) 희망 체류기간이 명시된 커버 레터, Curriculum Vitae

(2) 세미나 논문,

(3) 특강 계획서(4주 체류자의 경우)

  1. 신청: 5월 15일 까지 서강대학교 경제학부 이윤수 교수(, 1-216-233-9610)에게 지원하시기 바랍니다.


Research Method Seminar at Kyungpook National University

해외석학세미나: 데이터수집 및 연구방법론에 관한 최신기법

해외에 계시는 교수님 및 전문가 분들께:

안녕하십니까. 경북대학교 정치외교학과에 재직 중인 엄기홍 교수입니다. 경북대 대학원 정치학과는 한국연구재단(National Research Foundation of Korea)이 추진하는 BK21 플러스 사업에 선정되었습니다. 이에 저희 사업팀에서는 교수님과 전문가 분들을 모시고 최신 데이터수집 및 연구방법론에 관한 일련의 해외석학세미나를 계획하고 있습니다. 구체적인 세미나 내용은 다음과 같습니다.


– 강의주제: 데이터수집 방법 및 연구방법에 관한 최신 경향 (예를 들어, 빅데이터 수집 및 분석, 내용분석 기법, 여론조사 기법, 실험 기법, 데이터베이스 구축방법, 기타 최신 기법 등)

강의시기: 2015년 6월 중순

강의부담: 12시간 강의

– 강의기간: 첫째 및 둘째 날(9:00-12:00, 2:00-5:00)

강의언어: 한글

강의료: 2,500,000원(세금 전)

지원서류: 이력서, 강의계획서(자유양식)

지원마감일: 2016년 3월 31일

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Call for Papers (KAEA-KIPF)

Call for papers for the joint KAEA-KIPF (Korea Institute of Public Finance, 한국조세재정연구원) Conference

  • Date: August 18, 2016
  • Theme: 한국과 미국의 조세-재정 정책 비교
  • Venue: Korea Institute of Public Finance, Sejong City, Korea
  • Submission Deadline: March 31, 2016

The annual joint conference with the KIPF will be held as a one-day conference in August 18, 2016. Please note that the conference venue is at KIPF in Sejong City (not Seoul).  We solicit papers from the lifetime KAEA members (or those who have paid the KAEA membership dues for both 2015 and 2016) on the theme “한국과 미국의 조세-재정 정책 비교”, but we also welcome papers in the general area of public finance.

Submission: Submit your completed paper with (i) an abstract of 300-400 words, (ii) 3-5 keywords, and (iii) JEL code(s) on the title page. Abstracts will also be considered, but submissions with completed papers will be given preference. Send submissions to Vice President Yoosoon Chang via email at with “Joint KAEA-KIPF Conference” in the subject line of the email. All submitted papers will be reviewed by the anonymous referees selected by the KAEA and the KIPF. To be considered for inclusion in the conference program, all papers must be submitted by March 31. Acceptance decision should be made by April 15, and the authors will be notified by email.

Funding: The KIPF will award the presenter of each accepted paper an honorarium of KRW 2,000,000 for travel support and also provide hotel accommodation for two nights for attending the conference.