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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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Esports Rises as a Viable Career Field for Young South Koreans

Jae Chang
September 2, 2022
As young Koreans navigate an increasingly competitive education system and job market, esports present a new opportunity.

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Korea’s Falling Birthrate Raises Concern

Randall S. Jones
August 29, 2022
Korea's low birthrate, combined with rising life expectancy, will sharply increase Korea’s dependency ratio and likely pose serious socio-economic issues.

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CHIPS Act: Outlook and Implications for South Korea

Jae Chang
August 24, 2022
The CHIPS Act and the future of U.S.-ROK technological cooperation pose challenges and opportunities for South Korea and its semiconductor industry.

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Renewed South Korea-Mexico Ties

Kaitlyn King
July 24, 2022
South Korea’s focus on fostering economic ties with Mexico reveals its hope of using the renewed relationship to address supply chain issues.

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Korea Leads the Global Antitrust Challenge Against Digital Goliaths

Yong Kwon
July 11, 2022
Building on a worldwide surge in discontentment, Korean firms make the first antitrust challenge against Google’s monopolistic behavior in the app market. 

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Small Enterprises Lead Tech Innovations

Yu Na Choi
June 27, 2022
Patenting activity by SMEs revealed tech-led growth through a crisis, but the country remains disproportionately reliant on manufacturing.

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The Outlook for the Korean Economy: Will Stagflation Curb Growth?

Randall S. Jones
June 22, 2022
With inflation expected to rise, many forecasters warn that the global economy may be entering a period of stagflation. Will this curb Korea's growth?

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President Yoon’s Economic Policies

Randall S. Jones
May 25, 2022
President Yoon Suk Yeol campaigned on economic policies changes that could bring significant economic benefits to South Korea.

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