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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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What Will RCEP Mean for South Korea?

Kyle Ferrier
November 23, 2020
On Sunday November 15 the countries party to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) announced that trade negotiations had successfully concluded after several years of delays. The deal will be…

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North Korea’s Trade with China Continues to Collapse from COVID-19

Troy Stangarone
April 23, 2020
North Korea’s decision to enact strict border controls at the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak in China continues to have a significant effect on trade.

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Local Governments Further Expand Their Policy Scope

Yong Kwon
April 20, 2020
In response to fee increases by private food delivery apps, local governments are becoming direct participants in the service industry.

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Disrupting Supply Chains: Evidence on the Japan-Korea Conflict

April 13, 2020
The economic success of the Asia-Pacific has rested in no small measure on its finely-tuned supply chains.

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North Korea and the COVID Crisis: The Sanctions Angle

April 8, 2020
China and South Korea are best positioned to play a role in helping North Korea, and should exploit the discretion they are being given to act.

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Small and Medium Enterprises In the Spotlight as Efficient Exporters

Yong Kwon
March 30, 2020
The response to the global pandemic has helped shift the narrative around small and medium enterprises, presenting them as more efficient exporters than their larger peers.

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South Korea and a COVID-19 Financial Crisis: Part 2 – Tools and Cooperation

Kyle Ferrier
March 26, 2020
The strength of Korean institutions has enabled administrations to identify external risks and pursue policies to prepare for a COVID-19 financial crisis.

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Korean Agriculture’s Dependence on Migrant Workers

Yong Kwon
March 25, 2020
Travel restrictions that were imposed to contain the ongoing pandemic revealed how reliant South Korea's agriculture industry is on foreign labor.

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