First Annual Conference of the AKES
A Joint Conference of AKES, KDI, and RCIE

Korea and the World Economy

July 21-22, 2002, 
Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

some pictures taken during the conference


list of participants

downloadable papers

travel and accommodation information


Hee Yhon Song, President, Association of the Korean Economic Studies (AKES)

Bong-kyun Kang, President, Korea Development Institute (KDI)

Kar-yiu Wong, Director, Research Center for International Economics (RCIE), University of Washington

Organizing Units:

Association of the Korean Economic Studies (AKES)

Korea Development Institute (KDI)

Research Center for International Economics (RCIE)

Program Committee:

Jong Won Lee, Sungkyunkwan University (co-chair)
Kar-yiu Wong, University of Washington (co-chair)

Choong Soo Kim, Kyunghee University

Hong Tack Chun, Korea Development Institute

Kwang Eon Sul, Korea Development Institute

Jong Wha Lee, Korea University

Stephen Haggard, University of California, San Diego

E. Kwan Choi, Iowa State University

Charles Harvey, University of Wollongong

Fukunari Kimura, Keio University

Local Organizing Committee:

Chung Mo Koo, Kangwon National University (Chair)

Hyun-Hoon Lee, Kangwon National University

Keun Lee, Seoul National University

Joo Sung Jun, Ewha Women’s University

Sang-Moon Hahm, KDI School

Euysung Kim, Yonsei University

Sung Tai Kim, Chongju University

Young Man Yoon, University of Incheon

Young-Han Kim, Sungkyunkwan University

Taek Dong Yeo, Youngnam University

Won Soon Kwon, Korea University of Foreign Studies

Hyeon-seung Huh, Hallym University

Conference Fee: 

General: US$50; Graduate students: US$30 (US$40 and US$20 respectively if paid before 31 May, 2002). The registration fees for participants from developing countries may be waived upon request and approval.

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 its foreign trade

  • the new multilateral round of the WTO and related trade issues

  • inter-East-Asia and inter-Korea economic relations and cooperation

  • Asian crisis: causes, impacts, and recovery

  • trade liberalization and regionalism in East Asia

  • China’s Accession to the WTO and East Asia

If interested, please send a draft of a paper or an extended abstract 500+ words long, in English, with your name, affiliation, academic position, mail and e-mail addresses, and phone and fax numbers, by 30 April 2002 to (submission via e-mail is preferred):

  • for people in Asia: to Jong Won Lee, Department of Economics, Sungkyunkwan University, 3-ka 53, Myungryun-dong, Chongro-ku, Seuol 110-745, Korea. <>

  • for others: to Kar-yiu Wong, Department of Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-3330, U. S. A. <>

Please indicate in your letter if your paper had been presented in another conference or has been accepted for publication. If a paper is accepted, its completed version for presentation is due 20 June 2002.

Discussants and Chairs: People interested in discussing a paper and/or chairing a session should contact us.

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

Session Organizing: Those interested in organizing a session should send us a proposal no later than 30 April 2002. The proposal must include an overview statement, a short synopsis of each presentation, and a signed statement from each participant confirming agreement to participate. The fee for the organizer will be waived.

Young scholar sessions: There will be a separate workshop for young scholars (graduate students at their advanced dissertation stages). Young scholars from the developing countries may apply for travel support.

Requests for conference fee waiver and travel and accommodation subsidy should be sent us no later than 30 April 2002.

Asian Crisis
WTO and World Trade

Comments on this page are most welcome. Please click here.
Alternatively, please write to

This page was last revised on July 23, 2004.