Far Eastern and South Asian Meeting

Jul 16 - 18, 2008


The 2008 Far Eastern Meeting of the Econometric Society (FEMES 2008) will be hosted by the School of Economics of Singapore Management University, on July 16 –18, 2008.  The venue of the meeting is the campus of Singapore Management University in the central business district of Singapore.  The program will consist of plenary, invited, and contributed sessions in all fields of economics.

Prospective contributors are invited to submit their papers electronically to the appropriate program committee member through the conference website:


Complete papers (with title, abstract and full text) must be submitted by March  31, 2008. 

Paper acceptance notification will be forwarded by email in mid April, 2008.  Final versions of accepted papers must be uploaded to the conference website by May 31, 2008.  Paper presenters also must register by that date.  Each author may submit only one paper, or be a co-author in others, provided no author would present more than one paper.  At least one co-author must be a member of the Society or must join (electronically at http://www.econometricsociety.org ) prior to submission.    

Partial subsidy is available for travel and local expenses of young economists presenting a paper in the conference. 

Confirmed Keynote and Invited Speakers

Clive Granger, Torsten Persson, Peter Phillips, Paul Romer, Yacine Ait-Sahalia, Torben Andersen, T. W. Anderson, Donald Andrews, Yongsung Chang, Francis X. Diebold, David Hendry, Cheng Hsiao,  Soo Hong Chew, Atsushi Kajii, Yuichi Kitamura, Oliver Linton, Whitney Newey, Werner Ploberger, Eli Remolona, Peter Robinson, Neil Shephard, Eytan Sheshinski, Susan Wachter, and Arnold Zellner

Advisory Committee

Fumio HAYASHI, University of Tokyo
Cheng HSIAO, University of Southern California
Chung-Ming KUAN, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica
Joon Y. PARK, Texas A&M University
Lawrence J. LAU, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Program Committee

Roberto S. MARIANO (Chair), Singapore Management University and University of
Jushan BAI, New York University
Parkash CHANDER, National University of Singapore
Yongsung CHANG, University of Rochester and Yonsei University
Shurojit CHATTERJI, University of Warwick
Yin-Wong CHEUNG, University of California, Santa Cruz
In CHOI, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Bhaskar DUTTA, University of Warwick
Taiji FURUSAWA, Hitotsubashi University
Yong-miao HONG, Cornell University
HOON Hian Teck, Singapore Management University
Hidehiko ICHIMURA, University of Tokyo
Atsushi KAJII, Kyoto University
Winston KOH, Singapore Management University
Naoto KUNITOMO, University of Tokyo
Edwin LAI, Federal Reserve Bank, Dallas
Myoung-Jae LEE, Korea University
Euston QUAH, Nanyang Technological University
Guillaume ROCHETEAU, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Arunava SEN, Indian Statistical Institute
Liangjun SU, Peking University
Wing SUEN, University of Hong Kong
SUN Yeneng, National University of Singapore
TSE Yiu Kuen, Singapore Management University
WHANG Yoon-Jae, Seoul National University
Zhijie XIAO, Boston College
Jun YU, Singapore Management University
Asad ZAMAN, International Islamic University
Junsen ZHANG, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Local Organizing Committee

YANG Zhenlin (Chair), Singapore Management University
Tilak ABEYSINGHE, National University of Singapore
CHOY Keen Meng, Nanyang Technological University
Tomoki FUJII, Singapore Management University
Aurobindo GHOSH, Singapore Management University
Nicolas JACQUET, Singapore Management University
LEE Gea Myoung, Singapore Management University
Shahidur RAHMAN, Nanyang Technological University
Sam OULIARIS, National University of Singapore
Anthony TAY, Singapore Management University