The American Committee on Asian Economic Studies (ACAES) endeavors to promote the study of Asian economies and to foster scholarly exchange between Asian economists and their counterparts around the world.


Asia Economics Blog

ACAES launched the Asia Economics Blog on 18 June 2020. The aim is to draw contributions broadly from the diverse community of economists who work on Asia and with that to foster worldwide collegial interaction. Blog categories include: Current Issues; Research; Reviews; Activities; and Publishing Environment.

The Activities category serves as a forum for announcing online events. Posts are included on the blog page until the event has passed. Posts on past events, many of which may still be viewed online, are accessible through the Activities box at the right of the blog page. We welcome notice of events of broad interest to economists studing Asia.

The Asia Economics Blog has replaced the Journal of Asian Economics as the ACAES flagship. ACAES lost the journal to a takeover by Elsevier following the June 2020 issue after 30 years of publication. A series of posts on this expropriation, with broader reflections on the consequences of Elsevier's market dominance, appear under the blog category Publishing Environment. The inaugural blog post,"Elsevier vs Academics", is here

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