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KAEA-ASSA 2018 Workshops

In addition to three official academic sessions at ASSA meetings in Philadelphia (January 5-7, 2018), KAEA plans to hold KAEA Workshops starting at 12:30 until 3:00 PM on January 7 (Sunday) at Meeting Room 501 in Marriott Philadelphia Downtown.

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 Dr. Kyoo il Kim at

Submission deadline is October 25, 2017. The 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 2016 and 2017 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.

Call for Nominations

The KAEA is soliciting nominations for two awards: the KAEA Young Scholar Award and the Maekyung-KAEA Economist Award. Award Nomination Committee members are Chang-Jin Kim (Chair), Doh-Shin Jeon, and Sokbae Lee.

Please send your nomination by email together with any supporting materials (a C.V. of the nominee and a paragraph of the reason for nomination) to the award committee chair: Professor Chang-Jin Kim at ( The nomination deadline is August 25, 2017.

Job Openings (Pusan University)

The Department of Economics at Pusan National University(PNU) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of a full-time tenure-track Assistant, Associate or Full Professorship in the field of economics starting in March 2018. The application must be submitted by 10 July, 2017. Click here for details

Summer Research at Sogang (SRS)

서강 하계 재외 경제학자 초청 프로그램: Summer Research at Sogang (SRS)

1.  대상: 재외 한국 경제학자
2. 기간: 여름방학 7월, 8월
3. 인원: 2주이상 체류 인원 3-4명정도
4. 지원 내역:
(1) 연구실 (인터넷연결가능)
(2) 체류기간 중 소정의 연구활동비를 제공합니다.
5. 활동: 체류기간동안 아래 사항중 한가지 정도 해주실 것을 기대합니다.
(1) 논문 발표 (학과세미나)
(2) 특강 (대학원 학생들 대상 연구관련 특강)
(3) 서강대 경제학부 교수와의 공동연구 및 협력
6. 지원 서류:
(1) 희망 체류기간이 명시된 커버 레터
(2) Curriculum Vitae
(3) 활동 계획서 (체류기간동안 활동내용을 간단하게 1페이지 정도 요약)
7. 신청: 5월 30일 까지 서강대학교 경제학부 허정 교수(에게 지원하시기 바랍니다.
8. 기타고려사항
– 체류없이 세미나 혹은 특강만 하실분도 신청가능
– 체류는 본 학부의 건물이전(7월)으로 인하여 올해는 8월만 가능함.
– 단, 세미나 혹은 특강은 7월부터 가능함.
– 서강대 경제학부 교수와의 공동연구 및 협력시, 초청 혹은 공동 교수이름 명기 요망.

International Conference on Recent Trends in Economics

International Conference on Recent Trends in Economics
May 20, 2017
International Hall, Sungkyunkwan University,
Seoul, Korea
Program is available here.

Call for Papers (KAEA-KIET)

The annual conference sponsored jointed by the Korea-America Economic Association and the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade (KIET, 산업연구원) will be held as follows.

  • Theme: 한국 경제・산업의 생산성 향상 방안 연구
  • Date: July 11, 2017 (Tuesday)
  • Venue: Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade, Sejong City, Korea
  • Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017

The KAEA is soliciting high quality papers on the theme, but also will consider papers in the general area of industrial organization which have relevant policy implications. The KIET will award each presenter, who resides outside Korea, of accepted papers an honorarium of KRW 2,500,000 for travel support and hotel accommodation for one night to attend the conference.

The deadline to submit a manuscript or extended abstract (700–1,000 words) is Friday, March 31, 2017. Submissions should include JEL codes. Submissions are to be made by e-mail addressed to Vice President Inhyuck “Steve” Ha ( 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 KIET. Acceptance decisions will be made by April 15, 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 (2016 and 2017) 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 ( if you have any questions about the membership.