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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Travel Award for Korean Ph.D. Students in Economics

Korea-America Economic Association (KAEA) is pleased to announce financial support for doctoral students participating in the job market at the 2015 ASSA meetings in Boston, MA.

Eligibility­–Applicants must be Ph.D. candidates in economics or a closely-related field, expected to actively participate in this year’s job market and graduate by August 2015. Candidates whose job market expenses will be fully funded from other sources or who have received the KAEA travel award in previous years are not eligible. Application is open to all Korean candidates regardless of their current KAEA membership. KAEA will automatically convert non-member winners to junior members for the 2014 calendar year by deducting the membership fee of $5 from the award.

Travel award–The exact amount of the award will be determined after the application deadline. The amount will depend on the number of qualified applicants. Preference may be given to current members and early applicants. KAEA is aiming for $200-$500 per recipient, with a reduced rate for local candidates from the Boston area. In addition, each recipient will be given a chance to become a lifetime member of KAEA for a discounted fee of $100 (normally $200). Recipients must pick up the award in person at the Boston meetings–no exceptions. The specific time and place of pickup will be e-mailed to recipients by December 19, 2014.

To apply–Please (i) send your name, e-mail address, telephone number, address, affiliation, field of specialization, and the expected date of your final defense (month and year) and (ii) have your placement officer/secretary or graduate program director (not thesis advisor) send a brief e-mail confirming your job market participation to:

Professor Seung-Hyun Hong (UIUC) at kaea.travel@gmail.com
Chair, KAEA Graduate Student Travel Award Committee

Deadline: November 15, 2014

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Job Openings (KIET)

KOREA INSTITUTE FOR INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS AND TRADE (KIET), SEOUL, KOREA

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.

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