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Participants of the Joint Economics in Symposium in Fudan University

14th Joint Economics Symposium of Six Leading East Asian Universities

Growth and Policy in an era of slowing globalization

The Joint Economics Symposium is an annual research symposium to bring together economics researchers from leading universities in East Asia and Australasia.

The 14th Joint Economics Symposium was held at the University of Sydney, on 16-17 January 2020. The Symposium brought together academic economists and research students from esteemed universities in the Asia Pacific region, which are also strategic partners of the University of Sydney.

Participating Universities for 2020 Symposium:
  • University of Sydney
  • Fudan University
  • Keio University
  • National University of Singapore
  • National Chengchi University
  • Yonsei University


Doowon Lee is Professor of Economics, School of Economics, Yonsei University, and is currently Vice President (International) at Yonsei University. He acquired his Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University.

He was previously a visiting professor at the University of California-San Diego (1992 and 2002), Associate Dean at the Graduate School of Economics at Yonsei University (2004-2008), Associate Dean at the Underwood International College at Yonsei University (2007-2009), chair at the School of Economics, Yonsei University (2010-2012), Associate Dean at the Development Office of Yonsei University (2012-2014), visiting scholar at Columbia University (2009.9.-2010.8.), independent board member at the Korea Housing Finance Corporation (2008-2010) and KTB Investment & Securities (2013-2016), General Secretary at the Korea Economic Association (2011), and the President at the Korea Development Economic Association (2016).

He has published more than 60 academic papers, book chapters, and books. Also, he has contributed roughly 190 columns to domestic and international newspapers. His area of interests lies in international economics, transition economics, and economics of development.

He also teaches a MOOCs based course on Korean Economic Development on Coursera.

Ippei Fujiwara is Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics, Keio University, and also Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. Ippei received his PhD in economics, Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

Professor Fujiwara is also a Fellow of Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER), Deputy Director at Center for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA), Australian National University, International Advisory Board Member, Asian Bureau of Economic Research (ABER), Australian National University, Advisory Board Member for Macroeconomics, Growth and History Centre (MaGHiC), University of Kent, Research Associate of Globalization Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Fellow of Euro Area Business Cycle Network (EABCN), Fellow of Tokyo Center for Economic Research (TCER), Japan Director of Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC) at the Australian National University.

His main areas of research area International Finance, Macroeconomics, and Monetary Economics, and has published in Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, and Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, among many publications.


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Organising Committee


The conference organisers gratefully acknowledge the support of PwC Sydney as a corporate sponsor of the symposium. 

The organisers would also like to thank the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney and the School of Economics at the University of Sydney for their financial support. 

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