The Bank of Korea, Yonsei University's College of Commerce and Economics, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET) and Korean Association of Economic System Research (KESRA) are delighted to have the opportunity to organize the 24th International Input-Output Conference at Seoul, Korea in 2016.
The Bank of Korea
The Bank of Korea was established on June 12, 1950 as the central bank for Korea.
College of Commerce and Economics at Yonsei University
The College of Commerce and Economics, Yonsei University, was established in March 1915. As the oldest business school in Korea, the College comprised two majors, Economics and Business Administration, when it started. In 1967, the Department of Applied Statistics was added to the College. In 2003, the Department of Business Administration was separated from the College to belong to the School of Business. Currently, about 1,500 students are studying in the undergraduate and graduate programs of the College. The College offers the academic knowledge to help its students become qualified economists and leading managers. In the graduate school, especially, the College provides higher levels of education to students who want to pursue academic as well as professional careers. The graduates of the College play important roles in both public and private sectors, including government ministries and agencies, financial institutions, consulting firms, and research institutes as well as business sectors.
Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET)
Founded on January 1976, KIET (Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade) is the only government funded research institute specializing in industrial research, serving as a think tank for Korean industrial economics and trade policy analysis. The organization is composed of 11 research divisions with a research focus on industrial analysis by various categories, trade policy, small and high tech start-up businesses, and regional development. Currently, 201 researchers are affiliated with KIET.
The Korean Association of Economic Systems Research (KESRA)
The Korean Association of Economic Systems Research was established in February 2013 in response to growing interests in and the importance of input-output models and their applications. It is a non-profit membership-based association promoting relevant research and academic cooperation in Korea. The primary goals of the KESRA are twofold. It provides forums for the exchange of ideas and knowledge between members. And it develops and promotes opportunities to stimulate participants' mutual research interests and to encourage academic study relationships among them. KESRA is, in principle, concerned with input-output analyses and economic system research, and the increased use of such discipline for the private and public sectors. In view of theoretical and practical advancements in the input-output analysis and economic systems research, KESRA prepares to deal with various economic, social and environmental issues in the national and international economies.