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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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Industrial Policy: Did it work in Korea 50 years ago?

Munseob Lee
May 8, 2023
Korea's use of industrial policy in the 1970s has implications for the current debate over the use of industial policy in the United States.

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South Korean Concerns with U.S. Semiconductor Policies

Hyunjin Hwang
April 11, 2023
Despite taking steps in response to CHIPS Act, South Korea and the United States still need to engage in a more sustained process.

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Inflation and the Ukraine War Still Holding Back Korea’s Economic Outlook

Randall S. Jones
March 31, 2023
Korea's new economic outlook is a slight downward revision from the OECD’s November 2022 outlook in the context of global economic growth.

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The Corporate Battle for the Future of K-pop

S. Nathan Park
March 17, 2023
The proxy battle between Kakao and HYBE for control of SM Entertainment has significant implications for K-pop’s future.

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South Korean Objectives in the Final Frontier

Terrence Matsuo
March 8, 2023
While Korea has set its sights on the stars, challenges lie ahead for Seoul's efforts to join the modern space race.

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The Indo-Pacific Strategies Jigsaw Puzzle

Mark Tokola
February 7, 2023
If you fit the pieces of Indo-Pacific strategies together, the picture that emerges looks something like a democratic Pacific Charter.

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10 Issues to Watch for on the Korean Peninsula in 2023

Mark Tokola
January 31, 2023
10 issues related to U.S.-Korea relations, South Korea’s relations in the region, and North Korea that will have an impact on the Korean peninsula in 2023.

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Low Youth Employment in Korea Part 2: The Challenges of Labor and Product Market Dualism

Randall S. Jones
January 18, 2023
This is the second in a two-part series looking at youth employment in Korea. Part 1 can be found here. Korea’s low youth employment rate reflects the mismatch between the…

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