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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…

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February 2020

On July 31, 2014 KEI hosted a discussion on North Korea's Economy. In an era of globalization, North Korea remains one of the most isolated economies in the world. While normally still functioning as a planned economy, Pyongyang has pledged in recent years that no North Korean will "have to tighten their belts again." Please view the video below

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July 2014
Mr. Bradley Babson, William Newcomb, Lee Il Houng | President of Korea Institute for International Economic Policy & G-20 Sherpa for the Republic of Korea, The Honorable Donald Manzullo

Estimates of the financial requirements for reconstruction and future growth of the economy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, or North Korea) vary greatly, as do estimates for…

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Rocky roads conjure images of pitfalls and jarring bumps on a tortuous journey toward some desired destination, without assurance that some calamity will not bar the way to the hoped-for…

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Region: Asia
Location: Korea, North

Recent developments on the Korean peninsula are raising expectations that the DPRK may finally be ready for a new era of political rapprochement and economic opening. This possibility is reflected…

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Region: Asia