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Korea Economic Institute of America Presents:

A Discussion of 2020 OECD Economic Survey of Korea and the Long-Term Implications of COVID-19

Livestreamed via Zoom

Starts: October, 6th 2020 EST

Event Description

South Korea was one of the first countries hit by COVID-19, but a swift policy response by the government allowed Korea to contain the virus relatively well and avoid the types of lockdowns that have significantly impacted other countries’ economies. However, prior to COVID-19 the economy faced challenges from population aging, low productivity, and inclusive growth.

Please join us for a discussion of the OECD’s 2020 Economic Survey of Korea, how the Korean economy is weathering COVID-19, and how COVID-19 will impact Korea’s longer term efforts to address issues related to population aging, low productivity, and inclusive growth.

Event Content

A Discussion with:

Vincent Koen
Head of Division, Country Studies
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Christophe André
Senior Economist
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Jinwoan Beom
Economist
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Mathilde Pak
Economist
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Moderated by:

Randall S. Jones
Non-Resident Fellow
Korea Economic Institute of America

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (U.S. EDT)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (CEST)
11:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. (KST)

Livestreamed via Zoom

South Korea was one of the first countries hit by COVID-19, but a swift policy response by the government allowed Korea to contain the virus relatively well and avoid the types of lockdowns that have significantly impacted other countries’ economies. However, prior to COVID-19 the economy faced challenges from population aging, low productivity, and inclusive growth.

Please join us for a discussion of the OECD’s 2020 Economic Survey of Korea, how the Korean economy is weathering COVID-19, and how COVID-19 will impact Korea’s longer term efforts to address issues related to population aging, low productivity, and inclusive growth.

 

Vincent Koen is a senior official in the OECD Economics Department, which he joined 1995. He has written or supervised reports on China, India, Russia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the euro area, France, the UK, Turkey and several Central and Northern European countries. He has also served as the Department’s Economic Counsellor, as the main author of the OECD Economic Outlook and as the OECD Secretary of the G10. Earlier on, he was an economist at the IMF, in the Research and European departments. He started his career in the mid-1980s, at the Banque de France. He holds an economics PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and graduated from the French Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales. He has published a book on economic forecasting and numerous articles and working papers.

Christophe André is a senior economist at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which he joined in 1997. He has worked on many topics, including macroeconomic analysis, modelling and forecasting, fiscal and monetary policy, as well as housing and health economics. He has contributed to several editions of the OECD Economic Outlook. Since 2010, he has co-authored OECD Economic Surveys on Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. He now heads the Korea-Sweden desk in the OECD Economics Department. He holds a Master’s degree in economics from University Paris X-Nanterre.

Jinwoan Beom is an economist on the Korea/Sweden desk in the OECD Economics Department, which he joined 2019. Prior to joining the OECD, he worked for the Korean Ministry of Economy and Finance since 2006. As a government official, he participated in designing various economic policies for the government. He also served for the Korea Customs Service in 2004-2006. He started his career at the Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation in 2000. He holds a Master’s degree from Birmingham University in the United Kingdom and graduated from Yonsei University in South Korea.

Mathilde Pak is an economist in the OECD Economics Department, which she joined in 2016. She has worked on labour market related issues and co-authored the latest OECD Economic Survey of Korea. She previously worked at the French Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) and the French Ministry of Labour on international trade, tax elasticities, input-output analysis, Spain macroeconomic analysis and projections, part-time jobs and unions. Presently, she is finishing her PhD in Economics at the Université Paris-Dauphine.

Event Short Content

Please join us for a discussion of the OECD’s 2020 Economic Survey of Korea, how the Korean economy is weathering COVID-19, and how COVID-19 will impact Korea’s longer term efforts to address issues related to population aging, low productivity, and inclusive growth.