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The Peninsula blog is a project of the Korea Economic Institute. It is designed to provide a wide ranging forum for discussion of the foreign policy, economic, and social issues that impact the Korean peninsula.

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Beyond Semiconductor and Auto Exports

David Lee
May 9, 2022
South Korea seeks to strengthen security cooperation and diversify its export structure by expanding its presence in the global defense market.

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Beyond the Data: Gender and Immigration in South Korea

Julia Fadanelli
May 6, 2022
Despite a declining workforce and a need for foreign workers, South Korea maintains some of the strictest immigration controls among the OECD countries.

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Korean Battery Producers Build New Renewable Supply Chains

Sarah Marshall
May 2, 2022
Businesses are investing in nations rich in cobalt, nickel, and lithium, minerals essential to the global renewable energy transition.

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Can the Government and SMEs Reconcile?

David Lee
April 24, 2022
Although small and medium enterprises (SMEs) welcomed the government’s decision to lift COVID-related restrictions, it comes after years of strained ties.

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Beyond the Data: The Impact of the Ukraine War on Semiconductor Production

Julia Fadanelli
April 22, 2022
The widely publicized shortage of semiconductors from the pandemic faces new challenges from the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict.

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The Impact of the War in Ukraine on the Outlook for the Korean Economy

Randall S. Jones
April 20, 2022
External threats of disruptions to the world economy due to the war in Ukraine are perhaps the biggest risk to the Korean economy.

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North Korea and Global Food Prices: A Coming Shock?

Stephan Haggard
March 31, 2022
Will the food price shock unleashed by the war in Ukraine find its way into the North Korean economy?

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Climate Change Mitigation and Job Growth Go Hand-in-hand

Sarah Marshall
March 25, 2022
South Korean policymakers have long promoted green technology not only for carbon neutrality but also for its capacity to create jobs.

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