New President

At AsLEA’s conference held in Seoul on October 21 & 22, it was announced that Professor Yun-chien Chang of Academia Sinica will serve as AsLEA’s next president. His term will start in January 2023 and will last for two years.


New Acting President

On October 7, President Haksoo Ko assumed the role as Chairperson of Korea’s Personal Information Protection Commission. As such, he is no longer able to perform his role as AsLEA’s president. AsLEA’s board held a meeting and determined that Professor Duol Kim, AsLEA’s secretary, will serve as Acting President until the end of 2022. From 2023, a new president will begin his/her term.



Asian Law and Economics Association Annual Conference 2022

Topic: Institutions, Laws, and Economic Development  

Date: October 21-22, 2022

Venue: Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

No submission and registration fees

The Korean Law and Economics Association will host the 18th Asian Law and Economics Association (AsLEA) Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held face-to-face format on October 21-22, 2022, at the Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. We may broadcast the conference with Zoom, but speakers should present their works at the conference venue for a lively discussion.

The main theme of the conference is “Institutions, Laws, and Economic Development.” Any research related to an economic analysis of institutions and laws, or how institutions or laws matter for economic growth will be considered for presentation.

We host James Robinson (Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago) as the keynote speaker and Daniel Chen (World Bank and Toulouse School of Economics) for the special lecture.

Please send the manuscript or abstract of your research or a session proposal, with a short bio in PDF or Word to by August 31. There are no submission and registration fees. We will notify applicants of the results no later than September 15. To accommodate the travel of participants, we will try to make early decisions and inform applicants of the results as soon as possible despite these deadlines.

We are planning to publish a special issue of the Asian Journal of Law and Economics (indexed in SCOPUS) with conference papers. If you want your paper to be included, please indicate it in your application. 

We have the conference webpage providing detailed information at the Asian Law and Economics Association website (, and it is available now(CLICK HERE). If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to or contact the organizers.



Duol Kim (President of Korean Law and Economics Association, Myongji University,

Masaki Iwasaki (Director of Academic Programs in Asian Law and Economics Association, Seoul National University School of Law,