APTS 2018



The 14th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Trade Seminars

June 29-30, 2018 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

HKUST's Economics Department is honored to host the APTS 2018 (The 14th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Trade Seminars). APTS aims to provide a forum for the exchange of research ideas in the field of international trade and investment. Upon acceptance for presentation, we request that authors submit full papers in pdf format to apts@econ.hit-u.ac.jp by June 11. If you failed to submit a full paper by then, we would drop your presentation from the program.  We will inform you of the program around June 20. We look forward to welcoming you all to HKUST in June!

Confirmed Invited Speakers (alphabetical)

Eric Bond
Vanderbilt University
Peter Schott
Yale University

The full list of confirmed speakers can be found through the Program Schedule link when it becomes available. The past APTS conferences can be found at http://www1.econ.hit-u.ac.jp/trade/apts/index.htm.   

This year’s local organizer is Department of Economics at HKUST. The local organizing committee consists of Edwin Lai (HKUST) and Yao Amber Li (HKUST). In case of any questions, please contact Edwin Lai, Yao Amber Li or our assistant, Julie Wong, at fnjuwong@ust.hk (before June 22) or Hiram Chau, at hiramc@ust.hk (starting June 23).


Please refer to Accommodation section in the left for hotel reservation. All participants (except for invited speakers) shall be responsible for finding and covering the costs of their own accommodation.

We look forward to seeing you in Hong Kong!