Messages from the Presidents
On behalf of the Korean Economic Association (KEA), I welcome you all for participating in the 2021 Korean Economic Review (KER) International Conference. The KER International Conference began in 1984 as a biennial international conference of the KEA. It has been annually held since 2016, and now we have the 22nd conference this year. We are grateful to the Korea-America Economic Association (KAEA) for its enduring support and cooperation on this conference from the very beginning.
This year, we have 107 papers presented in 7 invited sessions and 36 contributed sessions for two days. Considering the harsh impact of COVID-19, this is quite an extraordinary and encouraging turnout. It is great to see our colleagues fight back the pandemic and keep up on their research. I do believe the academic communication should continue in any circumstances. The KEA promises to give the best effort in assisting the papers presented and discussed well in this virtual convention.
This conference would not have been possible without the endeavor of our devoted colleagues. I convey my sincere gratitude to the President of KAEA, Professor Chi-Young Choi, for co-hosting this conference. I would also like to express my earnest appreciation to the editor of KER, Professor Yongsung Chang, and the Chairperson of the International Academic Conference Committee of KEA, Professor Sun-Bin Kim along with the members of the Committee.
I wish you all to enjoy the conference and to meet many new colleagues. Thank you again.
President, The Korean Economic Association
Dear Colleagues, on behalf of the Korea-America Economic Association (KAEA, www.kaea.org), it is my great honor and pleasure to welcome you to the 2021 KER International Conference, jointly organized by the Korean Economic Review (KER), Korean Economic Association (KEA), and the KAEA.
I first would like to express my sincere appreciation to the KEA President, Professor Jinook Jeong, and many other local organizers for organizing this important International Conference in the midst of the global pandemic crisis.
My special thanks also go to the Conference Program Committee, particularly Professors Yongsung Chang and Sun-Bin Kim as co-chairs, for the excellent work on putting an exciting program with stimulating research by bringing together renowned speakers and presenters across the globe.
Although the conference is held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I believe it will facilitate knowledge exchange, networking and collaboration among professional around the world. The conference, composed of 43 sessions at a wide spectrum of themes, will also provide a good opportunity to learn about cutting edge quality research through fruitful and enriching discussions at the numerous program sessions.
I hope that you will find the conference valuable, meaningful, and enjoyable. I look forward to meeting you virtually during the conference.
My best wishes to you and your loved ones for health and safety in these difficult times.