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 THE 40TH FEDERATION OF ASEAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATIONS (FAEA) CONFERENCE “ASEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES IN THE POST-FOUNDATION PERIOD
20-21 November 2015, Hanoi, Vietnam
CALL FOR PAPERS
1. INTRODUCTION
The Vietnam Economic Association (VEA) is pleased to host this year, the 40th annual conference of the Federation of ASEAN Economics Association (FAEA). This conference is held in 2015 on a special occasion of the foundation of ASEAN Community, of which ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is one of the three pillars. This event will mark a momentous turning point of ASEAN development history. ASEAN Member States have committed the AEC Blueprint to endeavour to introduce national competition policy and law by 2015. This is to ensure a level playing field and to foster a culture of fair business competition for enhanced regional economic performance in the long run. The AEC Blueprint will transform ASEAN into: (a) A single market and production base, (b) A highly competitive economic region, (c) A region of equitable economic development, and (d) A region fully integrated into the global economy. It is now i m p o r t a n t f o r a l l ASEAN member countries, stakeholders particularly business enterprises, economists and all walks of life in the region to thoroughly understand potential opportunities and challenges that we may encounter on the way to the end-goals of AEC, thus offering some diversified recommendations and initiatives to make AEC a success as well as what remains to be delivered by each ASEAN member country to that process. Based on these elements of the Blueprint, the 40th Annual Conference of FAEA intended to focus on the theme “ASEAN Economic Community – Opprtunities and Challenges in the Post-Foundation Period”. The Vietnam Economic Association would like to cordially invite academicians, policymakers and practitioners, and all interested parties to participate in the 40th conference of the Federation of ASEAN Economic Associations (FAEA) to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam from 20th-21st November 2015.
2. MAJOR CONTENTS OF THE CONFERENCE The Organizing Committee of the 40th Conference of FAEA, with the support of all the FAEA members, would like to invite ASEAN economists to participate in the Conference and to deliver papers on all theoretical, empirical and policy topics related to the main theme of the 40th FAEA Conference, particularly feasibilities, opportunities and challenges arising in the post-AEC stage to turn ASEAN into a single market and a production base, including but not limited to the following sub-topics: 1. Free flow of goods. Elimination of tariffs and non-tariff barriers in the pursuit of trade liberalization and facilitation. 2. Free flow of services.
3. Free flow of investment.
4. Free flow of capital.
5. Cooperation in food, agriculture and forestry.
6. AEC – opportunities and challenges vis-a-vis ASEAN business enterprises.
7. Accelerating infrastructure development, particularly land, maritime & airtransport, information technology, and energy cooperation, etc. with special attention paid to financing of the above-mentioned projects.
8. Equitable economic development between ASEAN member countries and social strata.
9. Working principles, implementation mechanism, institutional issues to make AEC highly competitive. 10. Other matters of your interest
3. VENUE AND DATE The Conference will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam. Date: 20-21 November 2015 (Sunday to Monday). The registration fees, conference venue, and hotel information will be announced in October 2015.
4. DEADLINES, GUIDELINES, CONTACTS
• Important Dates: – Submission of abstracts (less than-300 words long): 1st September 2015 – Decision on acceptance of papers: 30 September 2015 – Submission of final papers and powerpoint presentations: 30 October 2015.
• Guidelines: – The cover page of the paper should contain the title, authors’ names, affiliations, phone and fax numbers and email addresses. – The abstract and full papers should be written using Microsoft Word Document with font Times New Roman, font size 12 and 1.5 spacing. – Footnotes should be numbered consecutively in the text. – Illustrations, figures and tables should be numbered in Arabic numerals, accompanied by titles and sources.
• Contacts: Kindly submit your abstracts, full papers and powerpoint presentations to the Secretariat of Vietnam Economic Association at the following email address: vietnam.econ.assoc@gmail.com
For more information or questions, please contacts the following FAEA-40 Organisers: – Prof. Nguyen Quang Thai, Vice-President, General Secretary of VEA: Email: thai.nguyenquang@gmail.com; Mobile phone: (84) 903 405 209 – Mr. Tran Duc Minh, Deputy General Secretary of VEA: Email: minh.FAEA40@gmail.com; Mobile phone: (84) 913 506 123 – Dr. Vu Tuan Anh, Deputy General Secretary of VEA Email: vta2006@gmail.com; Mobile phone: (84) 903 259 254 Hanoi, 2 July 2015 Prof. Nguyen Quang Thai Vice President, General Secretary of VEA
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About the Federation of ASEAN Economic Associations (FAEA)

 

In 1976 the Society initiated the founding of the Federation of Asean Economic Associations (FAEA), consisting of the respective national economic societies of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Emeritus Professor Lim Chong Yah, then President of the ESS wrote to his counterparts in the other ASEAN countries advocating the formation of such a Federation. The objective of this Federation is to promote the study of economic science in ASEAN countries on a cooperative and coordinated basis. Emeritus Professor Lim Chong Yah was later conferred the “FAEA Founder’s Distinguished Award,” an award in recognition of him being the founder of the Federation.

In 2002, Vietnam joined the FAEA. The FAEA now comprises of economic associations of the seven ASEAN countries – Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines. The FAEA endeavors to provide useful inputs to economic policy-making in each member country and to contribute to the economic development of the region. It does this through the annual regional conference, which is hosted by each member economic association on a rotational basis. During the Conference, economists from the various associations exchange views on issues and share country experiences.

Previously, ESS had hosted the 20th and 25th FAEA Conferences in 1995, 2000 respectively, with Mr. Goh Chok Tong, then Prime Minister of Singapore, being the Keynote Speaker for the former.

In 2006, Singapore once again hosted the 31st FAEA Annual Conference with Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam , then Minister for Education and Second Minister for Finance graced the event.


 

37th FAEA Conference Manila, Philippines 2012

The 37 th Annual Conference of the Federation of ASEAN Economic Association was held on 27-29 November 2012 at Philippines International Convention Center, Manila, Philippines.

This year’s conference theme is “Towards Inclusive ASEAN Economic Growth”. The presentation was outlined into five (5) sub-themes as follows:

Sub-themes :
1) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
2) Financial and Capital Markets Development
3) Competition Policy
4) Food Security and the Environment
5) Social Protection Mechanism

The ESS Delegation was headed by Professor Euston Quah (ESS, President), Prof Chew Soon Beng (ESS, Honorary Treasurer) and Mr. William Clune (ESS, Honorary Asst. Treasurer).

There are 2 papers submitted from Singapore and was presented at the Conference. “Union Benefits as Part of the Inclusive Growth Strategy: The Case of Singapore” by Prof Chew Soon Beng (Professor, Division of Economics, Nanyang Technological University) and “European Union Competition Law: Innovation, Hypercompetition and Consumer Welfare” by Mr William Clune (Senior Lecturer, Division of Economics, Nanyang Technological University).

“Union Benefits as Part of the Inclusive Growth Strategy: The Case of Singapore” by Prof Chew Soon Beng

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“European Union Competition Law: Innovation, Hypercompetition and Consumer Welfare” by Mr. William Clune

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On photo is, Prof Quah (ESS, President) for the Handover Ceremony of the 38 th FAEA Conference which will be held in Singapore in November 2013

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36th FAEA Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2011

The 36 th Annual Conference of the Federation of ASEAN Economic Association was held on 24-25 November 2011 at Cititel Hotel, (Mid Valley), Kuala Lumpur.

This year’s conference theme is “ ASEAN after the Global Crisis: Management and Change ” The presentation was outlined into five (5) sub-themes as follows:

  • After the Global Financial Crisis: ASEAN in a Changing World
  • Financial Sector Change
  • Institutional Change
  • Political and Social Changes
  • Food Security: Reshaping the Development Agenda in ASEAN

 

The ESS Delegation was headed by Professor Euston Quah (ESS, President), Mr. Donald Low (Vice President, ESS) Professor Chew Soon Beng (Honorary Treasurer, ESS), and Dr. Paul Yip (Department of Economics, NTU).

There are 2 papers submitted and presented in the Conference: “Fiscal Policy in Singapore: Discipline with Discretion” by Mr. Donald Low and the “The Global Economy after the Financial Tsunami: Risk of Inflation, Asset Bubble, Exchange Rate Cycle and then a Crisis in Asia” by Dr. Paul Yip, (Department of Economics, NTU).

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Next year’s host for the 37 th FAEA Conference 2012 will be Philippines.

 


 

35th FAEA Conference, Bali-Indonesia 2010

The 35 th FAEA Conference was held on December 1-3, 2010 in Bali, Indonesia. The title of this year’s conference was “ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND MODERNISATION IN SOUTHEASTASIA”.

The ESS official delegates who attended the conference were: Professor Quah (President, ESS), Dr. Walter Theseira (Hon Secretary, ESS), Dr. Chia Wai Mun (NTU) and Dr. Sng Hui Ying (Asst. Hon Secretary, ESS). There were also other paperwriters from Singapore who spoke in the conference namely: Dr.Pradumna B Rana (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) , Dr Marn-Heong Wong (National University of Singapore), Ms. Mona Chew Poh Gek and Professor Lim Chong Yah (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), and Assistant Professor Aamir Rafique Hashmi (National University of Singapore).

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34th FAEA Conference, Phnom Penh , Cambodia 2009

The 34 th Annual Conference of the Federation of ASEAN Economic Association was held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 15 th – 16 th December 2009.

This year’s conference theme is “The Global Economic Downturn: Opportunity or Crisis?” The presentation was outlined into three (3) sub-themes as follows:

  • Macro Impact (economic growth, trade, investment, fiscal and monetary development)
  • Sectoral Impact (industry, services and agricultural)
  • Micro-Impact ( workers, households and communities affected by the economic downturn)

 

The ESS Delegation was headed by Professor Euston Quah (ESS, President), Dr Kampon Adireksombat (ESS, Honorary Secretary), Professor Chew Soon Beng (Division of Economics, NTU) and Dr. Aekapol Chongvilaivan (Fellow, ISEAS Singapore).

There are 2 papers submitted and presented in the Conference: “Policy Response to Global Financial Crisis for a Small Open Economy: The Case of Singapore” by Professor Chew Soon Beng (Division of Economics, NTU) and the “Global Financial Crisis and Growth Prospects in Asia-Pacific: A Sectoral Analysis” by Dr. Aekapol Chongvilaivan (Fellow, ISEAS).

Next year’s host for the 35 th FAEA Conference 2010 will be Indonesia.

 


 

33rd FAEA Conference, Hanoi 2008

The 33rd FAEA Conference was held in Hanoi, Vietnam on 27th & 28th of November 2008.

The theme of the conference is “ASEAN’s Co-operation and Agricultural and Rural Development in the Globalization Era”. For we know that, ASEAN as a whole community are producers and exporters of agricultural products. In this conference academicians and policy-makers are given opportunity to exchange research findings, opinions and experiences in socio-economic impacts of globalization, agricultural and rural development.

ESS delegation was headed by Mr Yit Fan Wong and Mr Alvin Eng together with Mr Tomoki Fujii (Singapore Management University), Dr Aekapol Chongvilaivan (Fellow, ISEAS Singapore) and Professor Yothin Jinjarak (Dept Economics, NTU).

Three papers were submitted and presented at the conference. The “Impact on Inflation on the Poor in the Philippines” by Mr Tomoki Fujii, “Do the World Energy Price Shocks Explain Thailand’s Rice Price Turmoil?” (A Co-integration Analysis) by Dr Aekapol Chongvilaivan and “Openness and Regional Phillips Curve: The Evidence from Rural-Urban Indonesia” by Professor Yothin Jinjarak.

 


 

32nd FAEA Conference, Bangkok 2007

The 32nd FAEA Conference was held in Bangkok from 7-8 December 2007.

The conference theme “Politics and Economic Development of ASEAN” reflects what is expected to be the most important structural economic development this century, with profound global and regional implications that are already being felt even today.

The ESS delegation, led by Dr Khor Hoe Ee, comprised Mr Foo Suan Yong (ESS Honorary Secretary), Dr Lorraine Carlos Salazar (Visiting Research Fellow, ISEAS), Ms Sanchita Basu (Research Associate, ISEAS), Dr Park Donghyun (Associate Professor, NTU; Asian Development Bank) and Dr Michael Lim (Senior Fellow, Nippon Foundation, Asian Public Intellectuals Program).

A total of four papers submitted from the ESS, were presented at the Conference:

 

 

      • Getting A Dial Tone: Reforming The Philippine Telecommunications Sector” by Dr Lorraine Carlos Salazar;
      • “Bridging the Development Divide in the Changing ASEAN: Challenges and Prospects” by Ms Sanchita Basu Das & Dr Lorraine Carlos Salazar;
      • “Foreign Exchange Reserve Accumulation in the ASEAN-4: Challenges, Opportunities and Policy Options” by Dr Park Donghyun;
      • “Old Wine in New Bottle: Subprime Mortgage Crisis – Causes and Consequences” by Dr Michael Lim

 


 

32nd FAEA Conference, Singapore 2006

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About the Federation of ASEAN Economic Associations (FAEA)

In 1976 the Society initiated the founding of the Federation of Asean Economic Associations (FAEA), consisting of the respective national economic societies of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Emeritus Professor Lim Chong Yah, then President of the ESS wrote to his counterparts in the other ASEAN countries advocating the formation of such a Federation. The objective of this Federation is to promote the study of economic science in ASEAN countries on a cooperative and coordinated basis. Emeritus Professor Lim Chong Yah was later conferred the “FAEA Founder’s Distinguished Award,” an award in recognition of him being the founder of the Federation.

In 2002, Vietnam joined the FAEA. The FAEA now comprises of economic associations of the seven ASEAN countries – Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines. The FAEA endeavors to provide useful inputs to economic policy-making in each member country and to contribute to the economic development of the region. It does this through the annual regional conference, which is hosted by each member economic association on a rotational basis. During the Conference, economists from the various associations exchange views on issues and share country experiences.

Previously, ESS had hosted the 20th and 25th FAEA Conferences in 1995 and 2000 respectively, with Mr Goh Chok Tong, then Prime Minister of Singapore, being the Keynote Speaker for the former.

Last year, Singapore once again hosted the 31st FAEA Annual Conference: “Future of Asian Cities”. For more information, please click here.

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