International Conference

Economic Integration and Economic Growth:


May 28-29, 2016, Seattle

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Organizing Units: Center for International Economics, University of Washington, US
Center for International Research on the Japanese Economy (CIRJE), University of Tokyo, Japan
International Management Institute, Kolkata, India
Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade, Korea

Asia-Pacific Economic Association
Program Committee: Kar-yiu Wong, University of Washington, US (chair)
Joshua Aizenman, University of Southern California, US
Arindam Banik, International Management Institute, Kolkata, India
Shn-ichi Fukuda, Tokyo University, Japan
Almas Heshmati, Sogang University, Korea
Chung Mo Koo, Kangwon National University, Korea

Juan Carlo Martinez Oliva, Bank of Italy, Italy
Yuri Sasaki, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan
Kazuhiko Yokota, Waseda University, Japan
Sponsor: Tokyo Center of Economic Research, Japan
Korea Development Institute, Korea

In view of the rapid growth of many economies in Asia and the rise in several forms of economic integration in the Asia-Pacific region, this conference is being organized to allow economists to share their research ideas and results related to those relevant yet important issues. Both theoretical and empirical papers will be considered, but papers that cover or are related to the following topics are especially welcome:

  •  US-Asia economic relations;

  •  free trade agreements or negotiations in the Asia-Pacific region, such as TPP, RCEP, AFTA, and APEC;

  • the “One Belt One Road” initiative;

  • the roles and functions of international organizations, such as ADB, WTO, World Bank, IMF, and AIIB;

  • monetary cooperation and coordination among countries;

  • rise of the renminbi and its internationalization;

  • economic growth experience of various countries and the “middle-income” trap;

 The conference does not require registration fees, but participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation expenses.


Economists are invited to present a paper (theoretical or empirical) in the conference. Please send an extended abstract (200+ words) or a draft of a paper for presentation consideration to <> by March 31, 2016. Please mention in the submission the names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of all co-authors.

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