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:

Joshua Aizenman, University of Southern California, US (co-chair)

Shin-ichi Fukuda, University of Tokyo, JP (co-chair)

Sven W. Arndt, Claremont McKenna College, US

Arindam Banik, International Management Institute Kolkata, IN

Lurong Chen, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, ID

Li Jie, Central University of Finance and Economics, CN

Yuri Sasaki, Meiji Gakuin University, JP


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

Juyoung Cheong, Kyung Hee Unversity, KR

Local Organizing Committee:


APEA invites submission of papers for presentation in its fourteenth annual conference, which will 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 February 15, 2018. There is no submission fee, but to help better manage the list of participants, a payment of part of the registration fee, US$100 (or US$50 for graduate students) per paper, is required. This fee will be deducted from the regular registration fee of US$320 (or US$160 for graduate students), which is the same as last year’s. Alternatively, the fee will be fully refunded under any of the following situations: (a) if the paper is rejected for presentation; or (b) if the paper is accepted for presentation but you decide later that you will not come and notify us by June 1, 2018. (If such notification is received after June 1, 2018 but before July 1, 2018, then only 60 percent of the fee paid for this conference will be refunded. After July 1, 2018, no refund of the submission fee will be issued.)


There are two ways to send us your submission. (i) For online submission, please click here. After the payment, you will be directed to a page with more submission information. (ii) Alternatively, you can send your submission to <> before paying the fee required for submission. You will be given more time to pay the fee.


In your submission, please include the following information of you and each of the co-authors (if any): name, e-mail address, affiliation, academic rank (or graduate student), and mailing address. Please also include the JEL codes of your paper. Please note that submission of more than one paper by the same author is highly discouraged, unless different papers will be presented by different co-authors. In the latter case, please specify the presenter of each of the papers submitted.

Economists are also encouraged to organize sessions in the conference. Each session will last for 2 hours, consisting of four papers (three or five papers are possible, to be presented by different authors), one chair (not necessarily the session organizer but preferably not one of the presenters or discussants), and the corresponding discussants, if any. Please submit by March 15, 2018 a proposal for one or two sessions to <>. The proposal should provide an explanation of the theme and all papers to be presented (a draft or an extended abstract of the paper), including the e-mail and mailing addresses, affiliations, academic ranks, and phone and fax numbers of the organizer, session chair, presenters, and discussants. All presenters will have to pay the registration fee (US$320, or US$160 for graduate students) per paper 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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