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KWE Conference 2018 : 17th International Conference 'Korea and the World Economy: Challenges and New Approaches for Aging Society'


When Jun 25, 2018 - Jun 26, 2018
Where Jeju Island, South Korea
Submission Deadline Mar 31, 2018
Notification Due Apr 15, 2018
Final Version Due May 20, 2018
Categories    korea economy   world economy

Call For Papers

Since 2002, the Association of Korean Economic Studies (AKES) has held a series of annual International conferences with the broad theme of "Korea and the World Economy" at home and abroad. At each conference of the "Korea and the World Economy" series, about 60 papers on various issues related to Korea and the world economy were presented and discussed among economists, policy-makers, and practitioners.

On June 25-26, 2018, AKES will hold the 17th “Korea and the World Economy: International Conference on Challenges and New Approaches for Aging Society” at Ara Convention Hall, Jeju National University, Jeju Island, South Korea. The aim of the conference is to examine the current global phenomena from a macro perspective, and to cooperate with foreign scholars to explore economic diagnoses and solutions for these issues.

We invite you to join us at our upcoming conference. Both theoretical and empirical papers are welcome. Papers in the following areas are especially sought for:

Main Themes:

- Job Creation and Small-medium Enterprises
- Population Aging
- Energy and Climate Change
- Poverty, Social Welfare and Income Distribution
- Monetary and Financial Policy
- Economic Development
- International Trade
- Foreign Direct Investment
- Financial Flow and Cooperation
- Balanced Regional Development

Program Committee:

Won Joong Kim, Konkuk University (Co-Chair)
Kar-yiu Wong, University of Washington (Co-Chair)
Hyung-Gun Kim, Kangwon National University (Coordinator)
Shin-ichi Fukuda, University of Tokyo
Fukunari Kimura, Keio University
Hyun Hoon Lee, Gangwon National University
Yeonho Lee, Chungbuk National University
Seyed Komail Tayebi, University of Isfahan
Trung Ngoc Nguyen, Institute of Human Studies, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences

Local Organizing Committee:

Jae Young Lim, Korea University (Co-Chair)
Janghee Cho, Jeju National University (Co-Chair)
Tae Hee Kwon, Korea Employment Information Service
In Gon Kim, Esektour. Co. Ltd.

Invited Speakers:

Xiaodong(Sheldon) Du, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Kar-yiu Wong, Research Center for International Economics, University of Washington, USA
Chung Mo Koo, Kangwon National University, president of Korean Economic Association, Korea
Yukiko Fukagawa, University of Waseda, Japan

Important Dates:

Abstract submission: By March 31, 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance: By April 15, 2018
Manuscript of full paper submission: By May 20, 2018
Conference: June 25-26, 2018

Registration fee: There will be no registration fee.

Jeju Oriental Hotel offers a concessionary rate for our conference participants (about 80 USD per night). 2 nights of stay in the hotel will be covered by the Association of Korean Economic Studies (AKES) for one presenter per paper. However, each participants should book the hotel by themselves. When you check out, 2 nights of stay will not be charged to you.


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