The Summer School of the Econometric Society was held in the Division of Economics and Finance of Hanyang University(HYU), Seoul Campus from August 6 to 10. Under the theme, “Bounded Rationality and Behavioral Financial Economics,” five professors gave lectures on various related topics. Moreover, some internationally renowned scholars were invited to participate and give special lectures. It was an important opportunity for students to learn from these experts and to partake in discussions about the latest issues in economic research, particularly for those in doctoral programs.
The event was initially organized by the Econometric Society. It has recognized the regional importance of Asia, and thus held the event to increase the participation of various academies in Asia. Among the members, those who first suggested the idea of this event were Shin Hyun-song, a Professor in Princeton University and Cho In-koo, a Professor in the University of Illinois and HYU. Kim Meong-jik, the Head of the College of Economics and Finance, and Park Dae-keun, a Professor in the College of Economics and Finance at HYU helped organize the event as the co-chairs of the Local Organizing Committee.
Professor Park said, “Though there was competition with universities in Japan and China to host this event, HYU managed to prevail. The event was successful and was a wonderful chance to promote beneficial exchanges for HYU as well as the participating students.”
HYU is expecting numerous positive outcomes after hosting the event. The university is hopeful that the successful completion of this international summer school program will further add to HYU’s reputation and recognition by students and institutions around the world.