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 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

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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 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

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
Chair, KAEA Graduate Student Travel Award Committee

Deadline: November 15, 2014

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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.

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President’s message on the 2015 ASSA/KAEA meetings in Boston

I and all KAEA Executive Committee team welcome you to the 2015 ASSA/KAEA meetings in Boston.

The KAEA organizes 3 sessions — a Macro session by Yongseok Shin (Washington Univ.), a Micro session by In-Uck Park (Univ. of Bristol) and an IO session by Jay Pil Choi (University New South Wales and Michigan State University).  All these sessions will take place on January 4th (Sunday) at Riverway, Sheraton Boston.

Information on the 3 KAEA sessions:

[1] Jan 04, 2015 8:00 am, Sheraton Boston, Riverway
Korea-America Economic Association
Economic Growth and Integration (O1, O3)
Presiding: Yongsung  Chang (University of Rochester and Yonsei University)
Organized by Yongseok Shin (Washington University-St. Louis and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)

[2] Jan 04, 2015 10:15 am, Sheraton Boston, Riverway
Korea-America Economic Association
Dynamic Cooperation: Theory and Evidence (C7, D8)
Presiding: Sunku Hahn (Yonsei University)
Organized by In-Uck Park (University of Bristol)

[3] Jan 04, 2015 12:30 pm, Sheraton Boston, Riverway
Korea-America Economic Association/American Economic Association
The Economics of the Internet (L8, D8)
Organized and Presiding: Jay Pil Choi (University New South Wales and Michigan State University)

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 Forum will take place at 5 pm, January 4th (Sunday), at Sheraton Boston — Back Bay Ballroom A.  The speaker is Dr. Narayanan Kocherlakota, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Immediately after the Maekyung Forum, about 6:00 pm, there will be the KAEA Dinner Banquet at the same place (Back Bay Ballroom A ). All the KAEA members including KAEA institutional members are welcome for meeting people and enjoying an exquisite course banquet dinner.

On January 5th (Monday), we plan to have a panel 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 Sheraton Boston.  The Conference registration and housing will be open on September 10th.

We look forward to seeing you ALL in Boston in January 2015.

Jay Pil Choi
President, KAEA 2014

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Call for Papers (KAEA/ASSA Workshops)

In addition to three official academic sessions at ASSA meetings in Boston (January 3-5, 2015), KAEA plans to hold KAEA Workshops, in collaboration with Korean Economic Association (KEA), starting at 10:30 AM on January 5 (Monday) 2015.

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 Professor C.Y. Choi at

Submission deadline is October 25, 2014. 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 2013 and 2014 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.

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