The 2013 Asia Pacific Economic and Business History Conference will be held at Seoul National University in Seoul (South Korea), during Thursday-Saturday 14-16 February 2013.

Seoul is the capital of South Korea; a metropolis with a population of 10 million. Its Incheon international airport has regular airline connections to most countries in the Asia Pacific region and beyond. Seoul has many attractions, including four UNESCO World Heritage site: Changdeokgung Palace, Hwaseong Fortress, Jongmyo Shrine and the Joseon Dynasty Royal Tombs

The conference will be held at the Hoam Faculty House, the conference facility of Seoul National University. Hoam Faculty House comprises conference rooms as well as accommodation and catering facilities. There is a direct bus service from Incheon airport to the university, and there are good connections to other parts of the city. 

Seoul National University is one of Korea’s leading universities, with a longstanding reputation in the fields of economics and economic history, as well as the study of Asia and the Pacific. It comprises the Institute of Economic Research, which supports the organisation of the conference.

The organising committee consists of Professor Nak Nyeon Kim (Dongguk University), Professor Taek Son Roh (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies), Professor Kijoo Park (Sungshin Women’s University), Professor Chulhee Lee (Seoul National University), Dr Duol Kim (Korean Development Institute) and Professor Myung Soo Cha (Yeungnam University). The conference is organised in cooperation with the Institute of Economic Research (Seoul National University), the Korean Economic History Society, and the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand.