The Sixth Asian Historical Economics Conference (AHEC 2018)

Date: September 21-22, 2018

Venue: Le Méridien Hotel, Hong Kong

The Sixth Asian Historical Economics Conference (AHEC 2018) will be hosted by the Asia Global Institute and the Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Hong Kong, in collaboration with the Asian Historical Economics Society. The two-day conference will be held at Le Méridien Hotel, Hong Kong on Friday-Saturday, September 21-22, 2018. This conference follows earlier Conferences of the Asian Historical Economics Society in Venice (2008), Beijing (2010), Tokyo (2012), Istanbul (2014), and Seoul (2016). The conference aims to bring together researchers working on the economic history of all regions of Asia, as well as those comparing Asia with other regions. Professor YC Richard Wong, Chair of Economics and Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy, The University of Hong Kong and Professor James Kung, Chair Professor of Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology will give keynote speeches.

AHEC 2018 invites papers exploring various aspects of economic history. Participants in the AHEC are generally limited to holders of a PhD and those currently in a PhD program.


Organizing Committee



Zhiwu Chen
The University of Hong Kong
   Stephen Broadberry
Oxford University
Stephen Broadberry Organizing Committee of AHEC 2018
   Bishnupriya Gupta
University of Warwick

Duol Kim
Myongji University


     Debin Ma
London School of Economics
   Şevket Pamuk
Bogaziçi University


Program Committee
Stephen Broadberry, Oxford University
Zhiwu Chen, The University of Hong Kong
Kyoji Fukao, Hitotsubashi University
Bishnupriya Gupta, University of Warwick
Duol Kim, Myongji University
James Kung, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Chicheng Ma, The University of Hong Kong  Şevket Pamuk, Bogaziçi University


Applications are closed for this conference. AHEC Program Committee members are in the process of reviewing applications. 

Note for applicants: If you have not received a response by the end of April, please assume that your application has not been successful.

Key dates timeline

March 15, 2018: Deadline for submission abstracts (max. 1-page)  together with paper(s) or session proposal(s)
March 16 – April 15, 2018: Review of papers and session proposals by the Program Committee
April 20-23, 2018: Notification of Paper & Proposal Acceptance
May 30, 2018: Deadline for Presenter / Early Bird Registration and Payment
August 15, 2018: Notification of Final Presentation Schedule
September 15, 2018: Deadline for Online Registration and Payment
September 21-22, 2018: AHEC 2018

Registration period

Registration will commence immediately after the announcement of conference program. It is expected to open from April 26, 2018 (1500 HKT) to September 15, 2018 (2359 HKT). Payments need to be made seven calendar day(s) after reservation of place OR on or before September 16, 2018 (0015 HKT), whichever is earlier. Early bird rates apply if you make payment on or before 30/05/2018 23:59(HKT).

Additional Information on registration and hotel reservations will be available on this webpage in March 2018.

Registration packages – in HKD (Hong Kong Dollar)

 Fee Type
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 Full Conference & City Tour–Presenter (PhD)



 Full Conference & City Tour–Presenter (PhD student) 



 Full Conference– Presenter (PhD)



 Full Conference– Presenter (PhD student)



 Full Conference– Non-presenter (HKU staff)



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