26-27 September 2020, Sunway University, Malaysia

Together with Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia, Sunway University, the 17th International Convention of the East Asian Economic Association will be held 26-27 September 2020 in Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The theme of the Convention is:

Growth, Resilience and Sustainability: Asian Dynamism in an Uncertain World


The Program Committee is now issuing a call for papers related to the Convention theme and for papers on a wide range of economic issues. We consider all academic papers that are applied, empirical and policy-relevant in nature and related to Asia. Theory papers that are relevant to the theme of the conference and can develop applied research will also be considered. Pure theory papers will not be considered. Possible topics for session titles and papers include, but are not limited to, the following:

A. Economic Integration
B. Multinationals and the Global Economy
C. Economic Growth and Income Disparity
D. Globalization and Inclusive Growth
E. Green Growth and Sustainable Development
F. The Economics of Disasters
G. Population Dynamics
H. The Economics Profession and Teaching
I. Exchange Rates and Currency Crises
J. Financial Institutions and Markets
K. Firm Behavior
L. Food and Agricultural Policy
M. Growth and Productivity
N. Household Behavior

O. International Trade and Trade Policy
P. International Investment and Capital Flows
Q. Supply Chains
R. Institutions
S. Labor and Human Resource Economics
T. Macroeconomic Management
U. Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
V. Poverty and Income Distribution
W. The Public Sector
X. Service Sectors
Y. Technologies and Development
Z. New Strategic Trade and Development


Authors who wish to present a paper at the Convention should submit an abstract of the proposed paper not exceeding 200 words by 30 May 2020 via the submission portal (extended from previous deadline of February 2020). Please indicate the session(s) you think your paper would appropriate for by listing up to three sessions (topics A to Z from the above) at the bottom of the abstract. Abstracts should be submitted in Microsoft Word document format (.docx or .doc) using the English Language, in the Times New Roman font.

Participants can only be the corresponding and presenting author for a maximum of one submission. All paper presenters must also serve as discussant for one paper to be assigned by the Committee. Correspondingly, all participants are expected to attend both days.


In addition to individual paper authors, we welcome session organizers. Session organizers are responsible for providing a title and description of the scope of their session, inviting speakers and discussants to participate in the session. The contact address for this category is: Professor Shandre Mugan Thangavelu at The deadline to submit abstracts, the scope of their session and a list of participants is 01 April 2020 (extended from 28 Feb 2020).


The deadline for submission of full papers selected for presentation is 26 July 2020. Detailed instructions will be distributed to authors whose papers have been chosen for the Convention. Papers must follow the style and format used in the Asian Economic Journal; see the instructions at this link. It should not exceed 30 double-spaced A4 pages or 8000 words using 12 point font. Papers should be submitted in Microsoft Word document format (.docx or .doc) using the English language, and the Times New Roman fonts to the Program Committee via the submission portal.


For more information about submission procedure and registration, please browse the links on the right.

Convention Information

Upcoming Deadlines

Abstract submission open:
01 November 2019

Session Proposal deadline:
01 April 2020

Abstract submission due: 
31 May 2020

Notification of Abstract Acceptance: 
30 June 2020

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