Fourteenth Annual Conference

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APEA 2018

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University of Southern California,  USA, August 3-4, 2018

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Kar-yiu Wong, University of Washington, US (co-chair)
Joshua Aizenman, University of Southern California, US (co-chair)
Shin-ichi Fukuda, University of Tokyo, JP
Chung Mo Koo, Kangwon National University, KR

University of Southern California, US




University of Southern California, US

Tokyo Center of Economic Research, JP

Program Committee: Shin-ichi Fukuda, University of Tokyo, JP (chair)

Yuri Sasaki, Meiji Gakuin University, JP


Chung Mo Koo, Kangwon National University, KR (chair)

Juyoung Cheong, Kyung Hee Unversity, KR

Local Organizing Committee:


APEA is organizing its fourteenth annual conference to be held at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, USA, on August 3-4, 2018. Economists are invited to submit papers for presentation consideration or to organize sessions in the conference. Papers to be presented in the conference can be in any economic fields, with empirical or theoretical analysis, and with or without direct relevance to the Asia-Pacific economies.

Previous annual conferences were held at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo on July 30-31, 2005, the University of Washington, Seattle on July 29-30, 2006, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong on July 25-26, 2007, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China on December 13-14, 2008, University of California, Santa Cruz, California, USA on June 27-28, 2009, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong on July 8-9, 2010, Pusan National University, Korea on June 24-25, 2011, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore on June 28-29, 2012, Osaka University, Japan on July 28-29, 2013, Thammasat University, Thailand on July 11-12, 2014, and National Taiwan University, Taiwan on July 8-10, 2015, and International Management Institute, Kalkata, India on July 14-16, 2016, and Korea University, Seoul,
Korea on July 13-15, 2017. Please go to the home pages of these conferences for the programs and the papers presented.

Please click here for a flyer of the conference.



The deadline for submitting a paper (or an extended abstract with at least 300 words) is January 31, 2018. To better manage the list of participants, a submission fee of US$100 (or US$50 for graduate students) per paper is required. The submission fee will either be  fully refunded under any of the following situations or be applied toward the registration fee if the paper is accepted for presentation. The submission fee will be fully refunded if (a) the paper is rejected for presentation; or (b) the paper is accepted for presentation but you decide later that you will not be coming and notify us by May 31, 2018. For participants presenting a paper in the conference, the submission fee will be applied to the registration fee.

Please include in your submission the following information of you and all other co-authors (if any): name, e-mail address, affiliation, academic rank (or graduate student), JEL codes (of economic fields of interest), and mailing address. Please also include the JEL codes of your paper.

Economists are also welcome to organize sessions in the conference. Each session will last for 2 hours, consisting of

a chair person (not necessarily the organizer, but preferably not one of the presenters or discussants);
three to five papers around a common theme;
three to five discussants (If help is needed to identify discussants, please contact us.).

Please submit a proposal by Febraury 28, 2018. The proposal should include the title of each session, and the names, affiliations, academic ranks, and e-mail addresses of all presenters, discussants, the organizer, and the chair. The proposal should be sent to <>.

To encourage submission of session proposals, the submission fees for all the presenters in each session proposal will be waived, but the presenters still need to pay the registration fee (US$320, or US$160 for students) later. The organizer of each session is responsible for reminding the authors of the payment of the registration fees.



All participants have to register. The registration fee is US$320 for regular participants or US$160 for students.

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