Fixing the Korean Labor Market

Date & Time: 
Thu, 10/27/2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm


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Fixing the Korean Labor Market


South Korea faces rising social inequality, low and stagnating productivity, and unsustainable demographic changes, all of which threaten long-term economic growth prospects as well as social stability. Although a panacea may not exist, addressing the rigidities and deficiencies of the Korean labor market is a crucial way to alleviate these issues. A number of policies intending to reform the labor market have been put forward, but many of the core challenges, such as opportunities for marginalized workers, continue to persist.

Please join KEI for a presentation by Dr. Vladimir Hlasny, where he will lucidly identify the structural shortcomings of a complex Korean labor market, analyze the efficacy of legislation to fix these issues, and propose how policies to reform the system can be more effective.



Vladimir Hlasny
Associate Professor of Economics
Ewha Womans University


moderated by:

Troy Stangarone
Senior Director for Congressional Affairs & Trade
Korea Economic Institute of America


Thursday, October 27, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.