Call for Papers (KAEA-EEA)

The 42nd annual meeting of the Eastern Economic Association will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. in February 25 – 28, 2016. 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. Decision will be notified no later than November 25, 2015.

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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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.

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.

We are looking for the candidates with a Ph.D. degree, or students expecting a Ph.D. degree by August 2016.

The application process will be as follows:

[First round] Document review

: To apply, please send a (1) curriculum vitae, (2) statement of purpose, (3) two letters of recommendation, and a (4) job market paper.

[Second round] Interview at the American Economic Association 2016 Annual Meeting
**(Candidates must register and come to the 2016 AEA Annual Meeting for the interview – for more information, please visit,**

: We will notify the status of the application from the first round by December 11, 2015 and discuss the interview schedule with the prospective candidates.

If you have any question, please contact

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President’s Message

President’s message on the 2016 ASSA/KAEA meetings in San Francisco

I and all KAEA Executive Committee team welcome you to the 2016 ASSA/KAEA meetings in San Francisco.

The KAEA organizes 3 sessions — a Macro session by Yongseok Shin (Washington Univ.), a Micro session by Jinwoo Kim (Seoul National University) and a joint session with the AEA by Yeon-Koo Che (Columbia University). All these sessions will take place on January 4th (Sunday) at Riverway, Sheraton Boston.

Information on the 3 KAEA sessions:

[1] Jan 04, 2016 8:00 am, Hilton Union Square, Union Square 1 & 2
Korea-America Economic Association
Economic Growth and Development (O1, O4)
Organized and Presiding: Yongseok Shin (Washington University-St. Louis and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)

[2] Jan 04, 2015 10:15 am, Hilton Union Square, Union Square 3 & 4
Korea-America Economic Association
Market Design Approach to School Choice (C7, D4)
Organized and Presiding: Jinwoo Kim (Seoul National University)

[3] Jan 04, 2015 12:30 pm, Hilton Union Square, Union Square 1 & 2
Korea-America Economic Association/American Economic Association
Advances in Behavioral Economics (C9, D9)
Organized and Presiding: Yeon-Koo Che (Columbia 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 (MK) Forum will take place at 5 pm, January 4th (Monday), at Hilton Union Square — Continental Parlors 7 & 8. The speaker is Dr. Michael Woodford at Columbia University.

Immediately after the MK Forum, about 6:00 pm, there will be the KAEA Dinner Banquet at the same place (Continental Parlors 7 & 8). All the KAEA members including KAEA institutional members are welcome for meeting people and enjoying an exquisite course banquet dinner.

On January 5th (Tuesday), 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 Hilton Union Square. The Conference registration and housing will be open on September 16th.

We look forward to seeing you ALL in San Francisco in January 2016.

Yeon-Koo Che
President, KAEA 2015

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Call for Papers (KAEA-ASSA Workshops)

In addition to three official academic sessions at ASSA meetings in San Francisco (January 3-5, 2016), KAEA plans to hold KAEA Workshops, in collaboration with Korean Economic Association (KEA), starting at 10:30 AM on January 5 (Tuesday) 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 C.Y. Choi at

Submission deadline is October 25, 2015. 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 2014 and 2015 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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Job Openings (Yonsei University)

Job Openings at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Position Opening: Full-time faculty position at College of Commerce and Economics

1. Academic Position
College: College of Commerce and Economics
Department: Economics
Specific Major: Any field in Economics
Opening: 2
Specific Qualification:
– Foreign nationals only
– Tenure Track, full-time
– Dual Affiliation with Underwood Division (Underwood International College)

2. General Qualifications
1) Applicants should have at least one year of research or teaching experience after obtaining a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.
2) Applicants must be legally eligible to work at a private university in Korea.
3) Applicants must agree with the general Christian education principles espoused byYonsei University.
4) A certain number of credit hours should be lectured in English

3. Required Documents
A. Two printed copies of completed online application form and one printed copy of “Statement of Religious Affiliations”.
B. Official diploma and transcripts (Bachelor, Master, and Ph.D.)
* Photocopies may be submitted at the time of application; but short-listed candidates foropen lecture/interview must submit the official documents at the time of openlecture/interview.
C. Two printed copies of the list & summary of research publication(s)
*For main achievements (up to three), please check “Main Achievement” in the list of research records
D. A CD or USB containing the list & the summary of research publications file above (in MS-Excel or MS-Word format)
E. A CD or USB containing the applicant’s Ph.D. dissertation (PDF/MS-Word/WP format)
*The D) and E) may be stored together in one CD or USB
F. A printed copy of each publication (or equivalent documentation for exhibitions and performances) published after March 2012
G. Two letters of recommendation (From two or more professors(professionals) in thesame program or field)
* The applicant’s full name, the name of the school/program the applicant is applying must be specified in the letter.(overall clinical experiences, medical recording capabilities, communication skills, etc.)

4. Application Period
Thursday, July 2, 2015 – Friday, July 24, 2015 (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
* Applications may be submitted by mail, but must arrive at the office by 5:00 p.m. on July 24, 2015. Late applications will not be considered.

5. Mailing Address: Applications must be submitted directly to the office of College of Commerce and Economics. Address: College of Commerce and Economics, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro,Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-749, Korea

6. Evaluation Criteria and Process
Stage 1) Suitability for the advertised major
: The applicant’s suitability for the advertised position will be evaluated
Stage 2) Academic records and overall achievements
: The applicant’s academic excellence, teaching or research abilities, publication records will be comprehensively evaluated during this process
Stage 3) Open lecture/interview
: Short-listed applicants will be invited for an open lecture and interview. Presentationskills, academic potentials and overall qualifications will be evaluated.

7. Notification: Short-listed candidates will be personally contacted by electronic mail.

8. Things to Check Before Submitting Your Application:
1) Incomplete applications will not be considered or accepted; once submitted, theapplication materials will not be returned.
2) Applicants are responsible for any false, deficient or incomplete documents.
3) Please fill out all information on the application form correctly.
; Yonsei University has the right to revoke faculty appointments resulting from deficient information or false documents.
4) Applicants invited for an open lecture/interview must submit the official diplomas and transcripts at the time of open lecture/interview.

9. Additional Information
1) The official appointment will begin in Fall Semester, 2015.
2) The final candidates may be assigned to take dual affiliation in related departments.
3) For inquiries, please contact the numbers below:
*Office of Academic Affairs(Sinchon Campus) : 82-2-2123-2092
*College of Business and Economics: 82-2-2123-2454

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Call for Nominations (KAEA awards)

Dear KAEA Member,

The KAEA is soliciting nominations for two awards: the KAEA Young Scholar Award and the Maekyung-KAEA Economist Award. Award Nomination Committee members are Yeon-Koo Che (Chair), Chang-Jin Kim, 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 Yeon-Koo Che at The nomination deadline is August 15, 2015.

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Call for Papers (KDI-KAEA)

Call for Papers for 2015 KDI-KAEA Joint Conference

  • Date: August, 12 2015
  • Theme: Recent Issues in Economics and Economic Policies
  • Venue: Korea Development Institute, Sejong City, Korea
  • Submission Deadline:  June 21, 2015

We solicit research papers for the joint conference of KAEA and KDI. This year we welcome papers from all fields of economics.  Papers with strong policy implications are favored.

A submission will be accepted only if it is a complete paper with (i) an abstract of 200-300 words, (ii) 3-5 keywords, and (iii) JEL code(s) on the title page. Submissions should be sent to Vice President, Hyungsik Roger Moon at ( with KAEA/KDI joint conference in the subject of the email.  The submitted papers will be reviewed by the review committee.

Each selected paper will be awarded an honorarium by KDI for travel support.  In addition, accommodation for one night per paper will be provided to paper presenters.

If you like to submit your papers also for publication at the KDI Journal of Economic Policy published by KDI, please indicate it in the email. The papers submitted to the KDI Jounral of Economic Policy will have priorities for the conference (subject to review). The papers accepted for publication in the KDI Journal of Economic Policy will be awarded an additional honorarium by KDI (at a competitive rate).

Submissions will be accepted only from the lifetime KAEA members or those who have paid the KAEA membership dues for both 2014 and 2015 prior to the paper submission.

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