Instructions for Authors 

Criteria for Abstract Submission

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 (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 at the bottom of the abstract. Abstracts should be submitted in MS-Word format using the English language, in 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.

Selection Process

The Program Committee will evaluate abstracts of proposed papers for the Convention. Evaluation of abstracts will be based primarily on the quality of the economic analysis that abstracts indicate the paper will contain, but also on appropriateness of the proposed paper for the Convention. Authors will be informed of the results of this evaluation by 6 June 2020.

Criteria for Paper Submission

All submissions should be uploaded to the EAEA 2020 full paper submission portal. The submitted paper should not be concurrently considered for publication elsewhere.

For non-members of the East Asian Economic Association (EAEA), the full paper submission fee is RM500 (inclusive of Malaysian Sales and Services Tax).

If the submitting author is a current member of the EAEA (having paid fees during the calendar year prior to submission) there is no submission fee. For residents of developing Asian economies (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand or Vietnam) and/or graduate students, the 2019 membership fee is US$50; for all others, the membership fee is US$90. To become a member of the EAEA, please use the current membership form, and send the appropriate membership by e-mail or fax or post to:

East Asian Economic Association Branch Office
c/o Nakanishi Printing Co., Ltd. Shimodachiuri-Ogawa
Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8048, Japan
Fax: +81-75-415-3662;

All submissions must meet two criteria to be considered for publication and to be eligible for refereeing.

  1. First, the submission must be clearly related to 1 or more of the 27 economies covered by the Asian Economic Journal (AEJ): Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
  2. Second, the total length of a submission, including the title, author information, abstract, text, tables, figures, notes, references and appendices, should not exceed by more than 20 percent the AEJ limit for published papers of 8000 words.

Manuscripts should be submitted in a single editable (to allow removal of author information) MS-Word in the following format:

  1. The first page should contain the article’s title, names and affiliations of the authors, complete mailing addresses and a suggested running head (abbreviated form of the title).
  2. The second page should repeat the title and contain a short abstract of approximately 200 words, a list of keywords, and appropriate Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) classification codes.
  3. Footnotes, references, tables and figures should be placed on separate pages at the end of the manuscript and be properly numbered.
  4. References in the text and in footnotes should follow the author-date format; for example, (Becker, 1964; Mincer, 1974). References should be typed according to the following formats:

de Aghion, B. A. and J. Morduch, 2005, The Economics of Microfinance. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.

Helpman, E., M. Melitz and S. Yeaple, 2004, Export versus FDI with heterogeneous firms. American Economic Review, 94, pp. 300–16.

Kaminsky, G. and C. M. Reinhart, 2001, Bank lending and contagion: Evidence from the Asian crisis. In: Regional and Global Capital Flows: Macroeconomic Causes and Consequences (eds Ito T. and Krueger A. O.), pp. 73-99. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

NIPSSR (National Institute of Population and Social Security Research), 2004, Child Related Policies in Japan.
NIPSSR, Tokyo [online; cited June 2004.] Available from URL:


EAEA17_Full_Paper_Fomat.docx (40kb). You can use this file as a template for abstract/paper submissions.

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