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  Korean Association of Political Economy (KJPE) is the representative academic association of progressive economists in South Korea, covering diverse currents of heterodox economics, such as Marxist, Post-Keynesian, Institutionalist, Ecological, Feminist and Behavioralist approaches etc. KAPE is founded in 1987 in order to contribute to the progressive development of academics and society by promoting non-mainstream economics researches as well as critiques of mainstream conservative economics. Besides publishing its official journal, The Review of Social & Economics Studies (RSES), listed in the National Research Foundation-Korea Citation Index (NRF-KCI), KAPE holds quarterly academic conferences and organizes sessions of related academic associations, such as Korean Allied Economics Association, Korea Progressive Academy Council and Marxcommunnale etc. KAPE also manages ‘KAPE Academic Award’ and ‘Kim Ky Won Academic Award’ to encourage young scholars’ heterodox economics researches. As of 2016, total membership of KAPE is about 320, including university professors, research institutes fellows, and graduate students.