The Korea-America Economic Association

The ASSA 2018

The 2018 Allied Social Science Association annual meetings will be held in Philadelphia, PA on January 5-7, 2018 (Friday-Sunday). The KAEA will sponsor three sessions, workshop, forum, business meeting, and job fair during these events.

AEA Conference Website

KAEA-ASSA 2019 Program

Click the link for the KAEA-ASSA 2019 program in Atlanta, Georgia: KAEA-ASSA 2019 Program 

THE 2019 MAEKYUNG-KAEA ECONOMIST AWARD

The KAEA is pleased to announce that Dr. Donggyu Sul (University of Texas at Dallas) is going to receive the 2019 Maekyung-KAEA Economist Award for his professional achievement. The award ceremony will be held during the Annual Meeting of the KAEA at Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, at 6:00 pm, January 5, 2019. Congratulations!

Donggyu Sul is professor of economics at the University of Texas at Dallas since 2009. He was a senior lecturer and then an associate professor at the University of Auckland (2000-09), following his stint as a visiting assistant professor at the Ohio State University (1998-2000) and research economist at Korea University (1992-97). He received his Ph.D. in economics from the Ohio State University in 1992. His primary research area is econometric theory, but he has also made important contributions in the field of international finance. He has published prolifically, including articles in Econometrica and Review of Economic Studies. He is currently a co-editor of International Economic Journal. It is also worth noting his many contributions to the community of Korean economists abroad, including his work as a co-organizer of the Korean Econometric Summer Camp (2012-15) and as the secretary general of KAEA (2011-13).

The KAEA appreciates the Award Nomination Committee (Drs. Doh-Shin Jeon (Chair), Sokbae Lee, Yongcheol Shin) for their valuable service for award nomination this year.

The 2019 KAEA Young Scholar Award

The KAEA is pleased to announce that Drs. Sang Yoon (Tim) Lee (Queen Mary University of London) and Dongho Song (Johns Hopkins Carey Business School) will receive the 2019 KAEA Young Scholar Award for their professional achievement. The award ceremony will be held during the Annual Meeting of the KAEA at Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, at 6:00 pm, January 5, 2019. Congratulations!

Sang Yoon (Tim) Lee is currently a reader in Queen Mary University of London. He previously held assistant professor positions at Toulouse School of Economics and University of Mannheim.  He received his Ph.D. in economics from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011. His primary research interests are the determinants and mechanisms of economic inequality in macroeconomic settings. Much of his past work was focused on intergenerational mobility, and how it relates to cross-sectional inequality. More recently, he combines theoretical and empirical tools to study how inequality trends evolve in the long-run, in response to labor market reforms or technological advancements. He has published in leading journals such as Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Monetary Economics, Economic Journal and has several working papers of potentially high impact.

Dongho Song is currently an assistant professor of finance at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. He was previously an assistant professor of economics at Boston College. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. His research interests include asset pricing, macro-finance, and applied time series econometrics. He has published in leading journals such as Econometrica, Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Econometrics.

The KAEA appreciates the Award Nomination Committee (Drs. Doh-Shin Jeon (Chair), Sokbae Lee, Yongcheol Shin) for their valuable service for award nomination this year.

Member News

Professor E. Han Kim has made a $1 million donation to the School of Management at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. The donation creates an endowment fund that will provide financial support to Ph.D. students and tenure-track junior faculty in the Department of Finance through The E. Han Kim Doctoral Fellowship and The E. Han Kim Assistant Professorship. For details,

http://mgt.buffalo.edu/about/news.host.html/content/shared/mgt/news/phd-alumnus-makes-million-gift-school-management.detail.html

Dr. E. Han Kim served as the President of KAEA in 1996.

Call for Papers (KAEA-KEA Joint International Conference)

The 19th International Conference sponsored jointly by the Korea-America Economic Association (KAEA) and the Korean Economic Association (KEA) will be held as follows.

  • Date: June 15-16, 2018
  • Venue: Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Seoul, Korea
  • Submission Deadline:  March 15, 2018 (in US CST)

The KAEA is soliciting a broad range of topics in economics and related areas. The KEA will provide financial support to each presenter of accepted papers to cover the travel expenses (partial or full) up to KRW 1,200,000 and hotel accommodation for three nights.

Please submit your completed paper with an abstract of 200-300 words, including the JEL codes, to Vice President C.Y. Choi by e-mail at KAEA2018@gmail.com.  Abstracts will also be considered, but the submission with a completed paper will have a higher chance of acceptance. All submitted papers will be reviewed by the anonymous referees selected by the KAEA and the KEA. To be considered for inclusion in the conference program, all papers must be submitted by March 15. Acceptance decision should be made by March 31, and the authors will be notified by email. You must be a KAEA lifetime member or have been an annual member for the previous two years (2017 and 2018) to submit a manuscript. Your membership status will be reviewed before an acceptance decision is made and no exceptions will be made regarding the membership policy. Please visit our website (www.KAEA.org) if you have any questions about the membership. Due to the expected high volume of submissions this year, priority will be given to young scholars and those who have not participated in the past two years.

Call for Papers (KAEA-KIF-KAFA)

The annual conference sponsored jointed by the Korea-America Economic Association (KAEA), the Korea Institute of Finance (KIF, 금융연구원), and the Korea-America Finance Association (KAFA), will be held as follows.

  • Date: May 30, 2018 (Wednesday)
  • Venue: Korea Institute of Finance, Seoul, Korea
  • Submission Deadline: March 15, 2018 (in US CST)

The KAEA is soliciting high quality papers with no specific theme, but papers dealing with general issues in public finance, monetary policies, macro-finance, financial/capital markets, and banking industry and regulations are also welcome as long as they have relevant policy implications. The KIF will award each presenter, who resides outside Korea, of accepted papers an honorarium (KRW 1,000,000) for travel support.

The deadline to submit a manuscript or extended abstract (700–1,000 words) is March 15, 2018, Thursday. Submissions should include JEL codes. Submissions are to be made by e-mail addressed to Vice President C.Y. Choi (KAEA2018@gmail.com). Abstracts of papers, without the full manuscript, will be considered, but preference will be given to full manuscripts. All submitted papers will be reviewed by anonymous referees selected by the KAEA and the KIF. Acceptance decisions will be made by March 31, and the authors will be notified by email.

You must be a KAEA lifetime member or have been an annual member for the previous two years (2017 and 2018) to submit a manuscript. Your membership status will be reviewed before an acceptance decision is made. No exceptions will be made regarding the membership policy. Young scholars are strongly encouraged to submit a manuscript. Please visit our website (www.KAEA.org) if you have any questions about the membership.

Call for Papers (SEA)

The annual meeting of the Southern Economic Association will be held at Washington, DC at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, November 18-20, 2018 (Sunday to Tuesday). The KAEA plans to organize multiple sessions at the SEA conference. 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 JEL codes, by e-mail to the KAEA session organizer, Inhyuck (Steve) Ha at inhyuck.steve.ha@gmail.com no later than March 15th (Thursday). Abstracts of papers, without the full paper, will also be considered but preference will be given to full papers. Acceptance will be notified by March 25th.

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 as a part of a KAEA session.

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