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Wonhyuk Lim 

Korea Development Institute
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Lim Wonhyuk is a professor at the Korea Development Institute (KDI) School of Public Policy and Management. Since he joined KDI in 1996, his research has focused on state-owned enterprises and family-based business groups (chaebol). He has also written extensively on development issues, in conjunction with policy consultation projects under Korea’s Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP). 

After the 2002 Presidential Election in Korea, he worked for the Presidential Transition Committee and the Presidential Committee on Northeast Asia and helped to set policy directions for the restructuring of the electricity and gas sector and for Northeast Asian energy cooperation. Dr. Lim was at Brookings as a CNAPS Fellow in 2005-06. After returning to KDI in 2007, he became Director of the Office of Economic Development Cooperation, precursor to the Center for International Development (CID). He received a Presidential order from the Dominican Republic for his KSP consultation work. 

In 2010, Dr. Lim helped to formulate the G20 Seoul Development Consensus for Shared Growth. In 2013, he became Vice President and Director of Department of Competition Policy at KDI. In 2014-15, he served as the inaugural Executive Director of the Center for Regulatory Studies. In 2016-18, he served as the Director of the Global Economy Division and Chair of the KDI Publication Committee. Most recently, he served as Associate Dean, Office of Development Research and International Cooperation, at KDI School. He is spending 2020 and 2021 as a visiting professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS.

Dr. Lim received a BAS in Physics and History and a PhD in Economics from Stanford University.

On March 27, 2015 KEI will host a panel at the 2015 Association for Asian Studies Conference titled
“Korean and Japanese Development Assistance and Trade with Southeast Asia”

Korea’s Development Assistance and Economic Outreach to Southeast Asia
Sungil Kwak, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)

Japan is Back in Southeast Asia: Development Assistance and Economic Outreach to ASEAN
Tsutomu Kikuchi, Aoyama-Gakuin University

Exporting Korea’s Development Model: Knowledge Sharing and the Lessons of
Korea’s Economic History for Southeast Asia

Wonhyuk Lim, Korea Development Institute

Moderator: Troy Stangarone, Korea Economic Institute of America

To learn more about KEI at AAS, please click here.

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March 17, 2015
Troy Stangarone, Wonhyuk Lim, Sungil Kwak, Tsutomu Kikuchi

One of Korea’s leading economists, Dr. Wonhyuk Lim, provided his assessment of the critical economic and political challenges and opportunities ahead for the new Park Geun Hye administration. 

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