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【Call for Papers】 2020 Taiwan Economic Association (TEA)

Call for Papers

2020 Taiwan Economic Association (TEA)

Taipei, Taiwan

on December 12, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

The 2020 Taiwan Economic Association Annual Conference (TEAAC) will be held at Tamkang University, New Taipei City, Taiwan on December 12, 2020.  TEAAC welcomes submissions from all fields, including theoretical, empirical, or applied economic research papers. Proposals for special sessions will be especially considered. This year’s conference will include a COVID-19 special session, and as such we invite domestic and foreign economists researching this topic to participate and share their studies. Both English and Chinese versions are acceptable, and no submission fee is required. Furthermore, we encourage the submission of posters dealing with conference topics.

Scholars who are interested in participating in this conference, either presenting a paper or organizing a session, should submit an abstract (preferably full paper) or plan via the online submission system (https://conference.iis.sinica.edu.tw/surl/tea20/sub). For joint work, at least one of the authors should be a TEA member.

Submission process for presentation:

l Please specify presentation session (Chinese/English/Young scholars’ session) when submitting a paper. In order to encourage presentations in English, there is no presentation fee for English presentation sessions.

l Young scholars are highly encouraged to attend. No presentation fee is required if the presenter is a Ph.D. candidate or a postdoctoral researcher, and the review will be less exacting. The registration fee for joining TEA is discounted by one half for student members. If possible, the advisor of a Ph.D. candidate presenter should be present.

l Every self-organized issue session should be organized with 4 papers. Both English sessions and Chinese sessions are acceptable. We welcome recommendations of a session’s reviewers to TEA. The proposal for a self-organized issue session should be submitted before September 10, 2020, and the applicant will be notified before September 30, 2020. Full paper (in PDF format) submissions should be received before November 15, 2020.

l Non-member foreign scholars are welcome to participate in self-organized issue sessions of the conference. TEA offers allowances that comply with the following regulations.

n Every session should be organized with 4 papers, and there should be at least one foreign scholar as a presenter.

n Please submit applications with a proposal of the session in English, and TEA will reimburse the invited foreign scholars, including expenses and airfare. The allowance will be no more than NT$20,000 (roughly US$675).

n The proposal of English self-organized issue sessions should be submitted before September 10, 2020 with 3 domestic complete articles or abstracts as well as the invitees’ CVs. It is possible to recommend reviewers to a session, and the acceptances of the allowance will be sent before September 30, 2020.

n Full paper submissions for English self-organized issue sessions are due by November 15, 2020.

l For poster sessions, the submissions should be completed by September 10, 2020 with the subject and proposal. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by September 30, 2020. The poster should in size A1, including information on the topic, author, picture(s), and main findings. The file (in PDF or PPT format) should be submitted before November 15, 2020. Please bring a hard copy of the poster to the conference, and the committee will select outstanding research papers and posters for the year.

Inquiries can be sent to the conference secretary, accessible at cyshen@gate.sinica.edu.tw. Details of the conference are available on the TEAAC website (http://www.teaweb.org.tw/En/index.asp).

Important Dates

l Abstract submissions by September 10, 2020

Note:  The abstract should include title, name(s) of author(s), affiliations, contact information for presenting author, address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail.

l Full paper (in PDF format) submissions by September 30, 2020

l Notification of acceptance before October 31, 2020

l Regular registration opens until November 15, 2020 (No registration fee is required. Lunch will be provided during the conference, but participants are expected to cover their own travel and hotel expenses.)


l Once the presentation is accepted, please pay the presentation fee NT$1,000 by credit card online or wire transfer by domestic post office before November 15, 2020. The presenter will be disqualified if payment is overdue.

l With approval from the author(s), the conference papers will be published in Academia Economic Papers by the Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica after being reviewed by the committee.

Conference Venue

Tamkang University

No. 151, Yingzhuan Rd., Tamsui District, New Taipei City 251301, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Tel.: +886-2-2621-5656


Academic Coordinator, Prof. Cheng-Hau Peng (chpon@fju.edu.tw)

Prof. Yen-Ling Lin (yenling@mail.tku.edu.tw)

Conference Secretary, Ms. C.Y. Shen (cyshen@gate.sinica.edu.tw)

We look forward to meeting you in Taipei in December 2020.

Prof. Hung-Jen Wang

President, Taiwan Economic Association (TEA)

University Distinguished Professor of Economics

Dean, College of Social Sciences, National Taiwan University


Shu-Hua Chen (National Taipei University)

Tai-Kuang Ho (National Taiwan University)

Jin-Li Hu (National Chiao-Tung University)

Wei-Min Hu (National Cheng-Chi University)

Fu-Chuan Lai (Academia Sinica)

Hung-Pin Lai (National Chung-Cheng University)

Yi Lee (National Tsing Hua University)

Chang-Ching Lin (National Cheng Kung University)

Yen-Ling Lin (Tamkang University)

Cheng-Hau Peng (Fu-Jen Catholic University)

Tsung-Sheng Tsai (National Taiwan University)

JinHuei Yeh (National Central University)