12th International Conference

Thursday-Sunday, January 7-10, 2016
hosted by Nanyang Technological University

 

Keynote Addresses

  • Peter Diamond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, recipient of the 2010 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, "Unemployment"
  • Sir James Mirrlees, Chinese University of Hong Kong, recipient of the 1996 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, "When Capital Markets Fail"
  • Yew-Kwang Ng, Albert Winsemius Chair, Economics, NTU, Distinguished Fellow of the Australian Economics Society, "Generalizing Economics and Expanding Markets: Legalizing Kidney Sales and Prostitution"
  • Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute, "Economic Effects of Infrastructure Investment," Participants Dinner Keynote Address

 

Participating Allied Societies

WEAI International Conferences regularly include participation by Allied Societies that organize anywhere from just a few sessions to an entire conference including membership and board meetings. Whether your group is long-established or simply part of an emerging specialty, WEAI can help bring your members together and increase your visibility within the discipline. For more information, contact sessions@weai.org.

 

Volunteer Program Participation 

Present a Paper | Volunteer paper submission is now closed. -- Sorry!

Papers in all areas of economics are welcome.

Submit the following to WEAI:

  • Abstract including a statement of the research or policy question and the contribution of the paper to it; as well as method(s), model(s), and relevant data if applicable; paper title; and paper topic area (three appropriate codes from the JEL Classification System).
  • Paper presenter's name, professional affiliation, mailing address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail address, academic degrees held; same information for coauthors.
  • Paper submission and registration are both included in a single participation fee due at the time of submission. Before November 1, discounted early bird participation fee is US$355 for WEAI members, US$425 for non-members (or join now and save!), and US$200 for students.

Cancellations: Paper submission portion of participation fee (US$75) is non-refundable if paper is accepted. Before October 15, 50% of the registration portion of fee is refundable. After October 15, the entire fee is non-refundable due to the high administrative cost of reorganizing the affected sessions and participants.

Discounts: WEAI Institutional Member affiliates are eligible for a 20% discount on registration fees (discount issued as a credit after all fees have been paid).

      

Discuss a Paper or Chair a Session | Now closed. -- Sorry!

Discuss a paper and give others the benefits of your expertise. Discussants are needed in all topic areas. Chair a session and foster the exchange of ideas. 
 

Organized Session Participation 

Organize a Session | Review the Session Organizer Guidelines

Sessions in all areas of economics are welcome.

Members may organize their own sessions. Participation fees are lower for all papers in organized sessions (no paper submission fee applies). WEAI members who are affiliated with a WEAI Institutional Member, and who organize a session, receive complimentary conference registration. For more information, read the Guidelines for Conference Session Organizers. For more information or to submit a session, contact sessions@weai.org.

 

Registration

Registration fees for the 2016 Singapore conference are as follows (applies to program participants NOT presenting a volunteer paper):

  • US$280 for members (add $45 after November 1, 2015)
  • US$350 for non-members (add $45 after November 1, 2015)
  • US$125 for students (add $45 after November 1, 2015)

Cancellations: Before October 15, 50% of the registration fee is refundable. After October 15, the entire fee is non-refundable.

Discounts: WEAI Institutional Member affiliates are eligible for a 20% discount on registration fees (discount issued as a credit after all fees have been paid).
 

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, January 7 

12:00 n – 6:30 pm  Registration Open
1:00 – 2:15 pm  Welcome and Opening Address by Euston Quah, Nanyang Technological University, titled "Economics of Transboundary Haze Pollution in Southeast Asia: Is there a Solution"
2:15 – 2:45 pm  Coffee/tea break
2:45 – 4:15 pm  Keynote Address by Yew-Kwang Ng, Nanyang Technological University, titled "Generalizing Economics and Expanding Markets: Legalizing Kidney Sales and Prostitution"
4:30 – 6:15 pm  Concurrent Sessions
6:30 – 7:30 pm  Welcome Reception

 

Friday, January 8

8:00 am – 6:30 pm  Registration Open
8:30 – 10:15 am  Concurrent Sessions
10:15 – 10:30 am  Coffee/tea break
10:30 – 12:00 pm  Keynote Address by Sir James Mirrlees, Chinese University of Hong Kong, recipient of the 1996 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel"Inequality and Uncertainty"
12:00 – 12:45 pm  Lunch
12:45 – 2:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
2:45 – 4:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
4:30 – 4:45 pm  Coffee/tea break
4:45 – 6:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions

 

Saturday, January 9

8:00 am – 6:30 pm  Registration Open
8:30– 10:15 am  Concurrent Sessions
10:15 – 10:30 am  Coffee/tea break
10:30 – 12:00 pm  Keynote Address by Peter Diamond, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, recipient of the 2010 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, "Unemployment"
12:00 – 12:45 pm  Lunch
12:45 – 2:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
2:45 – 4:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
4:30 – 4:45 pm  Coffee/tea break
6:30 – 9:00 pm  Participants' Dinner and Address, sponsored by University of Newcastle, Australia, featuring Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute, "Economic Effects of Infrastructure Investment" (advance ticket purchase required)

 

Sunday, January 10

8:00 am – 12:30 pm  Registration Open
8:30 – 10:15 am  Concurrent Sessions
10:15 – 10:30 am  Coffee/tea break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm  Roundtable Discussion (Peter Diamond, Sir James Mirrlees, Yew-Kwang Ng, and Ravi Kumar)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  Lunch
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm  Singapore City Tour (advance ticket purchase required)
Conference Close

 

Program Committee

Chairmen

  • Euston Quah, Nanyang Technological University
  • Darwin Hall,  California State University, Long Beach, and WEAI Executive Director

 

Committee Members

  • Morris Altman, University of Newcastle
  • Fuhai Hong, Nanyang Technological University
  • Jack W. Hou, California State University Long Beach, and Henan University
  • Saibal Kar, Center for Studies in Social Sciences, and IZA
  • Boon L. Lee, Queensland University of Technology
  • Peter J. Morgan, Asian Development Bank Institute
  • Chia Wai Mun, Nanyang Technological University
  • Hoang-Anh Nguyen-Trinh, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi, CIRED/CNRS, and University of Paris Diderot
  • Hikaru Ogawa, Nagoya University
  • Maureen A. Pirog, Indiana University
  • Stella A. Quimbo, University of the Philippines
  • Pradumna Bickram Rana, Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University
  • Leah V. Ravago, University of the Philippines
  • Amanda Ross, West Virginia University
  • James A. Roumasset, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Jane E. Ruseski, West Virginia University
  • Hitoshi Sato, Institute of Developing Economies
  • Massimiliano Tani, IZA
  • Akiko Terada-Hagiwara, Asian Development Bank
  • Walter E. Theseira, UniSIM College, SIM University
  • Rebecca Valenzuela, Monash University
  • Clevo I. Wilson, Queensland University of Technology
  • Wing Keung Wong, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Makoto Yano, Kyoto University
  • Andrew T. Young, West Virginia University
  • Valentin Zelenyuk, University of Queensland