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(Seoul Olympic Parktel, June 19-20, 2008; Chuncheon Sejong Hotel; June 21, 2008)

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Chung Mo Koo, President, Association of the Korean Economic Studies
Beom Gyo Hong, Acting President, Korea Institute of Public Finance
Jung Taik Hyun, President, Korea Development Institute
Hyun-Hoon Lee, Dean, Asia-Pacific Cooperation Academy, Kangwon National University
Kar-yiu Wong, Director, Research Center for International Economics , University of Washington

Organizing Units :  

Association of the Korean Economic Studies (AKES)
Korea Institute of Public Finance (KIPF)
Korea Development Institute (KDI)
Bank of Korea (BOK)
Kangwon National University Asia-Pacific Cooperation Academy (APCA)
University of Washington Research Center for International Economics (RCIE)

Supporting Units:

Federation of Korean Industries
Gangwon Province
Korea Chamber of Commerce
Korea Economic Research Institute
Korea International Trade Association
Korea Telecommunication
National Agricultural Cooperative Federation Gangwon Headquarter
POSCO Research Institute
Shinhan Bank
SK Research Institute for SUPEX Management

Program Committee:

Hyun-Hoon Lee, Kangwon National University, Korea (co-chair)
Kar-yiu Wong, University of Washington, US (co-chair)
Se Young Ahn, Sogang University
Joshua Aizenman, University of California, Santa Cruz
Hong-Tack Chun, Korea Development Institute
Charles Harvie, University of Wollongong
Shin-ichi Fukuda, University of Tokyo
Sung Jin Kang, Korea University
Sung Tai Kim, Chongju University
Fukunari Kimura, Keio University
Jung Hun Kim, Korea Institute of Public Finance
Yunjong Wang, SK Telecom Research Institute
In Sil Yi, Sogang University

Local Organizing Committee:

Chan Hyun Sohn, Kangwon National University, Korea (co-chair)
Won Ik Son
, Korea Institute of Public Finance, Korea (co-chair)
Hyeon-seung Huh, Yonsei University
Jin Kim, Korea Institute of Public Finance, Korea
Won Joong Kim, Korea Information Society Development Institute
Won Soon Kwon, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Hong Sik Lee, Inha University
Jae-Young Lim, Korea University
Myung-Ho Park, Korea Institute of Public Finance

This is the seventh in the series of conferences on "Korea and the World Economy." Previous ones were held in Seoul, Korea (July 2002), Seattle, USA (August 2003), Seoul, Korea (July 2004), Seattle, USA (December 2005), Seoul, Korea (July 2006), and Wollongong, Australia (July 2007)
Economists, policy-makers, and practitioners are invited to submit papers on Korea, Asia-Pacific, and the world economy. Both theoretical and empirical papers are welcome. Papers in the following areas are especially sought:

Korean economy and foreign trade
the new multilateral round of the WTO and related trade issues
inter-East-Asia and inter-Korea economic relations and cooperation
FTAs and FDI, with special reference to Korea and its neighboring countries
trade liberalization and regionalism in East Asia.

If interested, please send a draft of your paper or an extended abstract (500+ words long) in English, together with your name, affiliation, academic position, mail and e-mail addresses, and phone and fax numbers, by April 15, 2008 to Hyun-Hoon Lee, or Kar-yiu Wong (submission via e-mail is preferred):

Hyun-Hoon Lee, Division of Economics and International Trade, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon 200-701, Korea <>
Kar-yiu Wong, Department of Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-3330, U.S.A.

Papers will be selected through a competitive peer review. Notification of acceptance will be sent out around April 30, 2008. The final version of all papers for presentation will be due by May 31, 2008. The conference will be held in Seoul (June 20, 2008) and Chuncheon (June 21, 2008).

Publication: All presenters will be invited (but not obligated) to submit their presented papers for publication in the Journal of the Korean Economy, the English-language journal of the Association of Korean Economic Studies.

Important Dates:
- Abstract Submission: By April 15, 2008
- Notification of Acceptance: By April 30, 2008
- Full Paper Submission: By May 31, 2008
- Reception: 18:00 June 19, 2008(Venue: To be announced)
- Conferences: June 20-21, 2008

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