The Asia Economic Community Forum ( will be held in hybrid form, in person and via Zoom, this year. The Forum brings together academics and policymakers to discuss themes relevant to Asian economic and political integration in a global context. The theme of the Forum this year is Asian Economic Community in the Age of US-China Competition: APEC or IPEF?

As in past years, the Association for Comparative Economic Studies (ACES) will organize a panel at the Forum (via Zoom or in person) dealing with Asian economic integration, the role of Asia in the global economy, and emerging trends in Asian and global economic and political developments.  We invite interested authors to submit their papers for consideration for inclusion in the ACES panel. Authors of papers selected for the ACES panel will receive an honorarium of US$1000 if their papers are also accepted for publication in the Forum’s journal, Asia and the Global Economy (, and the Forum will also cover their publication costs. We intend to publish panel papers in the December 2023 issue of Asia and the Global Economy, and, while we will consider submissions of both extended abstracts and complete papers, complete papers are preferred.

Interested authors should submit either a complete paper or an extended abstract to Professor Josef Brada at Please indicate whether you agree to submit your paper for publication in Asia and the Global Economy. Decisions will be made on a first-come-first-served basis until the panel is full.

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