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Call for Papers: 2021 Academic Paper Series

October 8

Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2020 The Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) is issuing a call for papers for the next round of its Academic Paper Series—a program to generate academic papers and a public discussion of issues related to the Korean Peninsula…

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COVID-19 requires bold economic measures

March 25

To minimize the risk of a severe recession stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is better to be bold than to act too slowly, says KEI Senior Director Troy Stangarone. He further notes that South Korea is taking the right first steps with its bold…

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KEI Response to COVID-19

March 25

Updated March 25, 2020 The Korea Economic Institute of America aims to continue serving as the leading platform for discussion on the U.S.-Korea relationship while also keeping our staff and community safe during the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. The KEI team wanted to share the…

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Troy Stangarone's Analysis on North Korea's Underdevelopment in Hudson Institute Publication

March 23

In a Hudson Institute publication titled "Pathways to Peace: Achieving the Stable Transformation on the Korean Peninsula," KEI Senior Director Troy Stangarone contributed a chapter entitled "Economic Engagement with North Korea Post-denuclearization." In this chapter, Stangarone takes on a hypothetical scenario in which Pyongyang commits…

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South Korea Braces for Global Recession

March 20

Writing for the Diplomat Magazine, KEI Senior Director Troy Stangarone highlights how Seoul is preparing a stronger fiscal stimulus to deal with the economic shocks caused by the coronavirus outbreak. As one of the first countries to deal with the supply shock stemming from China's…

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Coronavirus Concerns Intensify in South Korea

February 13

There have not yet been any fatalities from the coronavirus in South Korea. Nonetheless, the public health risk is poised to have an outsized economic and political impact on the country, says KEI Fellow and Director of Academic Affairs Kyle Ferrier in his latest column…

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Parsing the Economic Damage From the Japan-South Korea Dispute

February 11

In his latest column for the Diplomat Magazine, KEI Senior Director Troy Stangarone noted that the overall damage from the Korea-Japan trade dispute has been limited. He points out that:  "[B]oth sides took steps to contain the dispute early on. After deciding that it would…

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Ambassador Stephens Speaks on U.S.-Korea Alliance in Georgia

February 11

KEI President and CEO Kathleen Stephens gave remarks at an event hosted by the Southeast United States Korean Chamber of Commerce at the Kia Motors plant in West Point, GA. Her remarks, which focused on the U.S.-Korea alliance, were covered by several news outlets. In…

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KEI board member Bradley Babson comments on North Korea sanctions

February 10

Bradley Babson, a former World Bank adviser and an advisory council member of the Korea Economic Institute of America, noted that sanctions are really constraining the ability of the North Korean state to function in the state-directed economy, which has forced Pyongyang to give ground…

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Can income-led growth succeed?

February 10

Income-led growth is at the heart of President Moon Jae-in’s economic policy: an effort to boost economic growth by stimulating consumer demand via wage increases. Pursuing this policy, the Korean government increased the minimum wage by 16.4 percent in 2018 and an additional 10.9 percent…

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