Call for Papers (KAEA-KAFA-KIF)

The 2015 Annual KAEA-KAFA-KIF(Korea Institute of Finance, 금융연구원) Joint Conference

•  Main Theme: Financial Markets and Monetary Policies
•  Conference date: June 1, 2015
•  Venue: Korea Institute of Finance (KIF), Seoul, Korea
•  Submission Deadline: April 5, 2015

The annual joint conference with the KIF and the KAFA will be held as a one-day conference on June 1st, 2015. While the main theme for this year’s conference is “financial markets and monetary policies,” papers dealing with general issues in monetary policies, macro-finance, financial/capital markets, and banking industry and regulations are also welcome. Each paper presented at the conference will be awarded a financial support by KIF.

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 first page. Please send your submission or inquiries to Vice President Hyungsik Roger Moon at “” .

Submitted papers will be reviewed by the referees selected by the KAEA and the KIF.  Submissions from young scholars are strongly encouraged.

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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Call for Papers (KAEA-ASSA 2016)

The 2016 convention of the Allied Social Science Association will be held in San Francisco, CA, January 3-5, 2016. The KAEA will sponsor three sessions at this annual convention including one joint session with AEA. This joint session is organized with invited papers; KAEA members are invited to submit papers for the other two sessions (Microeconomics and Macroeconomics). Papers do not have to be on issues related with the Korean economy. Guidelines for Paper Submission: Abstract of 200-400 words (and a completed paper if available) should be submitted by e-mail to Professor C.Y. Choi at

Submission deadline: April 15, 2015.

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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Call for Paper (KAEA-SEA 2015)

The annual meeting of the Southern Economic Association will be held at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, LA in November 21 – 23, 2015. The KAEA plans to organize up to four sessions. At least one session will be focused on the economic issues about South Korea, North Korea, or East Asian Economies. However, papers on more general topics will be welcome as well.

Submit a manuscript or an extended abstract, including the JEL codes, by e-mail to the KAEA session organizer, Inhyuck (Steve) Ha at no later than March 15th. 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 October 15th 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 SEA conference website

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Economist position with the Bank of America and Merrill Lynch

At Bank of America Merrill Lynch, we are looking to hire an Associate level Global Emerging Markets Economist based in Seoul, Korea. We rank #1 in Global Research and #1 in Emerging Markets Economic and Fixed Income Research according to Institutional Investor.

Associate level economists work with senior economists and strategists on emerging markets economic analysis and modelling and on developing investment strategy recommendations across bonds and currencies. This ranges from modelling in Matlab or eViews to developing investment ideas and communicating the results to clients, sales and trading.

If you were interested in the position in Seoul, you would be working first on Korea and regional analysis of Asian countries. In due course, you may engage in country-specific analysis of other countries than Korea. There are always opportunities for projects of the global scope as well.

You should have a PhD in economics or finance, with a focus on macroeconomics and international economics. You should be a strong writer, quick and versatile in applying your academic knowledge to practical problems. Related work experience, including internships in either investment banks, policy-making or international organizations, would be an advantage but is not required. You should be interested in financial markets and happy to work in a dynamic team.

This is a permanent role with competitive compensation. We prefer to decide soon but would be flexible about a start date in the summer of 2015.

In case you were interested, please send me a one-page CV and your job market paper. We would do first a phone interview and then a thorough assessment of the short listed candidates in one of our offices.

Thank you and best regards,

Jaewoo Lee
Chief Korea Economist
Bank of Americal Merrill Lynch Global Research
+82 2 3707 0465

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Call for Papers (Sungkyunkwan University)

Call for papers on Regulatory Reform for Sustainable Economic Growth in Korea

Dear Members of the Korea-America Economic Association (KAEA),

As a part of the research project funded by the National Research Foundation of Korea, the Sungkyun Institute of Economic Research, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, is pleased to host the international conference in regulatory reform for sustainable economic growth.

  1. Conference topic: Regulatory Reform for Sustainable Economic Growth or related topics
  2. Conference date: May 29 (Fri), 2015
  3. Conference venue: Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea
  4. Submission deadline: February 15, 2015

There is no registration fee and a small grant that can cover lodging and a partial travel expense will be given to those selected for presentation.

The submission deadline is February 15, 2015. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their papers as early as possible as decisions are made on a rolling basis. Selected presenters will be contacted by the Organizing Committee.

Any inquiries or submission of papers (in a pdf format) should be emailed to

Organizing Committee

Younghan Kim
Jinhyung Lee
Doojin Ryu

Sungkyun Institute of Economic Research
Sungkyunkwan University
Seoul, South Korea
Phone: 82-2-760-0615

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Call for Papers (KAEA-WEAI)

The 90th Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International (WEAI) will be held on June 28 – July 2, 2015 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki, Hawaii. The Korea-America Economic Association (KAEA) plans to organize four sessions at the WEAI conference. We sincerely invite the members of the KAEA or the KEA to join in this wonderful event. Graduate students are also strongly encouraged to participate in sessions.

Theoretical and empirical papers on all aspects of economics are welcome. Please submit a manuscript or an extended abstract to Professor Hyeongwoo Kim ( by e-mail including

(i) the JEL code(s),
(ii) 3-5 key words, and
(iii) your membership status with the KAEA or the KEA

Submission deadline is February 1 (Sunday), 2015. If accepted, your final version manuscript is due June 10 (Wednesday), 2015.

There is no submission fee for members of the KAEA or the KEA. In addition, the session participants can register at the WEAI member’s rate regardless of their membership status with the WEAI. However, all participants will be required to register for the conference and responsible for their own expenses.

Submitted papers will be blind-reviewed by the referees. All presenters are strongly urged to serve as discussants (or session chairs, if requested) for the WEAI-KAEA sessions.

Further information about the conference can be found at the WEAI website at or the KAEA homepage at

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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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