An International Conference of RCIE, AKES, and KDI

Korea and the World Economy, II

Seattle, August 1-2, 2003

Pictures of the Days

Final Version of the Program

List of Participants

Map of the Hotel and the UW Campus

Papers Scheduled to Be Presented



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

Choong Soo Kim, President, Korea Development Institute (KDI)

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

Organizing Unit:

Association of the Korean Economic Studies (AKES)

Korea Development Institute (KDI)

Research Center for International Economics (RCIE)

Program Committee:

Kar-yiu Wong, University of Washington (co-chair)

Chung Mo Koo, Kangwon National University (co-chair)

Joshua Aizenman, University of California, Santa Cruz

Hong-Tack Chun, Korea Development Institute

Gary Hamilton, University of Washington

Lawrence Krause, University of California, San Diego

Jong Won Lee, Sungkyunkwan University

Peter Lloyd, University of Melbourne

Young Man Yoon, University of Incheon

Local Organizing Committee:

Haideh Salehi-Esfahani, University of Washington (chair)

Geun Mee Ahn, University of Washington

Hansung Kim, University of Washington

Min Sun Kim, University of Washington

Jaerang Lee, University of Washington

Yuen Jong Liu, University of Washington

Il-Seok Yang, University of Washington


Department of Economics, University of Washington


Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle

College of Arts and Sciences, UW

International Studies Program, UW
Global Business Center, UW

East Asia Center, UW

Korea Studies Program, UW

Office of International Affairs, UW

Korea Economic Institute

The Korea Research Foundation


This is a sequel to a previous conference on the same theme held in Seoul, Korea, July 21-22, 2002.

Themes:  Theoretical and/or empirical papers on Korea, Asia-Pacific, and the world economy are being sought for presentation in the conference. Papers in the following areas are especially welcome:

  • the Korean economy and its external economic relations

  • trade, foreign investment, and the financial systems in Korea and Asia 

  • inter-Korea economic relations and cooperation 

  • intra-regional economic relations and regionalism in the Asia-Pacific region 

  • the new WTO multilateral round of trade negotiation and East Asia

  • Asian economic growth and economic development

  • Asia and the world economy

Submission of Papers and Abstracts:  Economists, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners are invited to submit (via e-mail preferred but by mail possible) a draft of a paper or an extended abstracts (500+ words long), in English, for presentation consideration. Please include in a cover letter your name, affiliation, academic position, mail and e-mail addresses, and phone and fax numbers, by March 31, 2003 to (submission via e-mail is preferred):

  • for people in the U.S. and other places (except Korea): to Kar-yiu Wong, Department of Economics, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-3330, U. S. A. <>

  • for people in Korea: to Chung Mo Koo, Faculty of Economics and International Trade, Kangwon National University, 192-1 Hyoja 2-dong, Chuncheon 200-701, Korea. <>

Please indicate that 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 June 30, 2003.

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

Registration Fees: US$100 (or US$40 for students if approved). Participants from developing countries can apply for waiving the fee.

Publication:  All papers related to the Korean economy will be invited to be submitted for publication consideration in a special issue of Journal of the Korean Economy, the English journal of the Association of the Korean Economic Studies.

People who want to participate without presenting a paper are also welcome. Registration will be required.

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