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On Korea: Academic Paper Series 2009

Publication: November 2009

The Bank of Korea in Historical and Comparative Perspective

This paper reviews and evaluates the development of Bank of Korea policy in historical and comparative perspective. The historical perspective focuses on the most recent of the three stages of Bank of Korea development: the period from its establishment in 1950 to the start of liberalization in the early 1980s;…

Keith Dinnie

Repositioning the Korea Brand to a Global Audience: Challenges, Pitfalls, and Current Strategy

During the past decade there has been growing academic interest in the field of nation branding. It is increasingly common for governments to adopt the techniques of brand management in order to raise their country’s profile or to correct image defi cits that may be detrimental to the nation’s standing…

Maintaining a Rogue Regime: Kim Jong-il and the North Korean Succession Process

In Northeast Asia and the United States during the later months of 2008 a great deal of attention was paid to the health of Kim Jong-il. Rumors of a stroke, possible partial incapacitation, and even coma were rampant in both policy and press circles. The issue of Kim’s health is…

Broadcasting Deregulation in South Korea

This paper examines the way in which new media technologies have compelled policymakers to adapt regulatory frameworks and to restructure television broadcasting in order to accommodate technological change in South Korea. It focuses on the policy tensions between highly centralized forms of media that focus on the mass audience and…

Global Financial Crisis and Systemic Risks in the Korean Banking Sector

Financial crises are more common than people usually expect. In fact, 139 financial crises from 1973 to 1997 have been identified by Eichengreen and Bordo, and they concluded that the frequency of the crises is increasing although these crises are not necessarily becoming more severe. Recently, Laeven and Valencia filed…

Academic Science Engagement with North Korea

Science diplomacy refers to international scientifi c cooperation aimed simultaneously at advancing scientifi c knowledge and improving and strengthening broader relations between participating countries and groups. Science diplomacy has proved to be especially helpful in engaging countries where traditional diplomatic relations have been problematic. Successful science depends on the trusted…