The Korea-America Economic Association

2018 ASSA Meeting

The 2018 Allied Social Science Association Annual Meeting 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.

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Call for Paper (Chu Hai Conference)

Chu Hai Conference on Recent Advances in International Trade and Finance 2017

Co-organized by International Economics and Finance Society, Hong Kong, and Asia Development Bank Institute, Tokyo, Japan

We are pleased to announce the second Conference on International Business and Trade to be held during December 13 to 15 in Hong Kong. Chu Hai College of Higher Education will host the conference in celebration of the 70th year anniversary of the founding of “Chu Hai University” in Guangzhou in 1947. We welcome submissions in the broadly defined areas of international trade, finance and business. Click Here for details.

Call for Papers (WEAI-KAEA)

The 93nd Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International (WEAI) will  be held on June 26 – 30, 2018 at Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  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 (jb.kim@okstate.edu) 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), 2018.  If accepted, your final version manuscript is due June 1 (Friday), 2018.

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

Maekyung-KAEA Economist Award 2018

The Korea-America Economic Association (KAEA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Yongcheol Shin (University of York, UK) will receive the 2018 Maekyung-KAEA Economist Award for his outstanding professional achievement. The award ceremony will be held during the Annual Meeting of the KAEA at Marriott Philadelphia Downtown in Philadelphia, at 6:00 pm, on January 6, 2018. Congratulations!

Dr. Yongcheol Shin is currently Professor of Economics at the University of York, and previously held positions at the University of Leeds and the University of Cambridge. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1992. He has made significant research contributions in the field of econometrics. His research covers both theoretical and applied econometrics. According to the Web of Science, his two papers on testing for unit root, published in 1992 and 2003, have received more than 6,000 citations up to date. He is by far one of the most cited econometricians in the world.

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

Young Scholar Awards 2018

The Korea-America Economic Association (KAEA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jee Hee Hong (IMF) and Karam Kang (Carnegie Mellon University) will receive the 2018 KAEA Young Scholar Awards for their outstanding professional achievement. The award ceremony will be held during the Annual Meeting of the KAEA at Marriott Philadelphia Downtown in Philadelphia, at 6:00 pm, on January 6, 2018. Congratulations!

Dr. Jee Hee Hong is an economist at the research department of the International Monetary Fund.  She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 2012.  Her work focuses on inflation dynamics, transmission of monetary policy and various trade issues including exchange rate pass-through and global value chain.  She has several publications in journals like American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, International Economic Journal, etc.

Dr. Karam Kang is an assistant professor of economics at Tepper School of Business of the Carnegie Mellon University. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from University of Pennsylvania in 2012. Her field of research is political economy, industrial organization and environmental economics. She mainly works on structural estimation of game theoretical models (or principal-agent models) applied to lobbying, regulation, and procurement. She has published a single-authored paper in Review of Economic Studies, and has several working papers including one under revision for the Journal of Public Economics.

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

Job Openings (KIPF)

KOREA INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC FINANCE (KIPF), Sejong, KOREA

Title: Assistant or Associate Research Fellow
Section: International: Full-time Non-academic
Location: Sejong, KOREA
Keywords: Public Economics, Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise, Political Economics, Applied Microeconomics (Education, Labor, Health, Environment, etc.), International Economics, Industrial Organization, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics

The Korea Institute of Public Finance (KIPF) invites applications for full-time research positions in any field of Economics. As a government-supported research institute, KIPF is conducting policy-oriented research on all aspects of economy, especially on public finance and public sector management. Applicants should be a Ph.D. candidate or experienced Ph.D. in Economics or related areas. Independent research abilities and fluent communication skills in Korean are essential. Our representatives will be interviewing selected applicants at the 2018 ASSA meeting.

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Job Openings (Kyung Hee University)

Department of Economics at Kyung Hee University seeks tenure-track professors in two fields of (1) macroeconomics and (2) public economics.

We encourage applications from both young and experienced economists. 

For details of the application process, please visit https://bang.khu.ac.kr/hjis2/. 

Should you have any questions, please contact us via economics@khu.ac.kr. Woo Sung Park, Head of Department.

Job Openings (KIET)

KOREA INSTITUTE FOR INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS AND TRADE(KIET), SEJONG, 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.

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.

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