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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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Call for Paper (KAIST/KIF/SSEM)


Seoul, Korea, January 8-9, 2015 

Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), Korea Institute of Finance (KIF) and the Society for the Study of Emerging Markets (SSEM) invite the submission of papers for, and participation in, a major international conference, challenges and opportunities in emerging financial markets, dealing with developments in the emerging markets. Empirical and theoretical papers related to the theme of the conference as well as papers dealing with institutions and policy issues are welcome. Participants are invited to submit individual papers for presentation or to propose an entire panel consisting of four papers.

Among the themes to be considered at the conference are:

  • Individual, institutional, and foreign investors in emerging financial markets
  • Liquidity in emerging financial markets
  • Derivatives and other key financial markets in emerging economies
  • Decoupling of emerging markets from developed markets
  • Institutional and regulatory innovations for financial stability
  • Emerging economic and political conflicts as threats to financial market development
  • Financial markets and their regional and global linkages
  • Contagion and herding
  • Effects of central banks and monetary and exchange rate policy  on financial markets
  • Emerging markets and rising interest rates – what are the risks?


Je-yoon Shin, Chairman of the Financial Services Commission, Korea.

Edward Kane, Boston College, USA.


Selected papers presented at the conference will be published in a special issue of Emerging Markets Finance and Trade,

The Conference will be held at the  Korea Federation of Banks Building, which is at the center of Seoul.

Lotte Hotel (

Paper proposals, consisting of an abstract of not more than 250 words should be submitted to Professor Jangkoo Kang at Proposals will be reviewed by the Conference’s scientific committee on an ongoing basis. The deadline for submissions of abstracts is November 30, 2014. The number of papers that can be accommodated is limited, so please be sure to submit your abstract early.


The registration fee for all foreign participants is US$250, which includes a cocktail reception on January 7, 2015 and a conference dinner on January 8, 2015, as well as lunchs, coffee breaks and conference materials. In addition, foreign participants with accepted papers (in case of co-authored papers, only one author) will receive 2 nights free accomodation at the conference hotel. Information on how to pay the registration fee and how to reserve rooms at a conference rate will be sent to participants whose papers are accepted.

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Call for Papers (KIPF): Deadline extended

Call for papers for KIPF (Korea Institute of Public Finance, 조세재정연구원) Conference (Deadline extended)

  • Date: During the third week of November, 2014 (11/17-21), specific date TBD
  • Theme: 조세지출 (비과세, 감면) 정책의 경제적 효과와 개선 방향
  • Venue: Korea Institute of Public Finance, Sejong City, Korea
  • Submission Deadline: August 30, 2014

The annual joint conference with the KIPF will be held as a one-day conference during the third week of November, 2014 (specific date TBD).  Please note that the conference venue is at KIPF in Sejong City (not Seoul).  We solicit papers on the specific theme described above but we also welcome papers in the general area of public finance.

A submission will be accepted only if it is a complete paper with (i) an abstract of 300-400 words, (ii) 3-5 keywords, and (iii) JEL code(s) on the title page. Submissions should be sent to Vice President, Sunghyun Kim at (   Two or three papers will be selected from the submission.

Each selected paper will be awarded an honorarium of KRW 2,000,000 by KIPF for travel support.  In addition, accommodation near Sejong City will be provided to paper presenters.

Submissions will be accepted only from the lifetime KAEA members or those who have paid the KAEA membership dues for both 2013 and 2014 prior to the paper submission.

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The KAEA Young Scholar Award and the Maekyung-KAEA Economist Award

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), Myung Hwan Seo, 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, 2014.

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Summer Research at Sogang University

재외 한국 경제학자 여러분,


서강대학교 경제학부에서는 재외 한국 경제학자의 하계 방학 중 한국 방문시 연구 편의를 도모하고, 서강대학교 경제학부 교수의 네트워킹 구축을 위하여 아래와 같이 여름방학 기간 동안 여유가 있는 연구실 공간과 소액의 연구비를 제공하여 해외에서 활동중인 경제학자를 서강대학교에 초청하고자 합니다.

여름 방학 중 국내 방문 계획이 있으신 박사님들의 많은 관심과 지원바랍니다. 자세한 사항은 이윤수 교수 에게 문의해 주시기 바랍니다.

이한식 서강대학교 경제학부 학장

서강 하계 재외 경제학자 초청 프로그램
Summer Research at Sogang (SRS)
1. 대상: 재외 한국 경제학자
2. 기간: 여름방학 7-8월 기간 중. 체류기간: 2주 혹은 4주
3. 인원: 2-3명
4. 지원 내역:
(1)  연구실(2인 공유), 프린트와 복사기 등 시설 이용(컴퓨터는 본인이 준비해야 함)
(2)  체류기간 중 연구비: 2주 체류자의 경우 50만원, 4주 체류자의 경우 200만원
5. 활동:
(1) 2주 체류자의 경우 1회의 세미나 발표
(2) 4주 체류자의 경우 1회의 세미나와 2회(1회에 2시간 정도)에 걸친 대학원생을 대상으로 한 특강 (특강 내용은 본인의
연구 분야 또는 최근 연구 동향).
6. 지원 서류:
(1)  희망 체류기간이 명시된 커버 레터, Curriculum Vitae
(2)  세미나 논문,
(3)  특강 계획서(4주 체류자의 경우)
7. 신청: 5월 10일 까지 서강대학교 경제학부 이윤수 교수(, 02-705-8516)에게 지원하시기 바랍니다.

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