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Korea is in the midst of the most rapid demographic transition of any member country of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD); the share of Korea’s population older…

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Region: Asia

May 25, 2011

There are few areas about which there is a greater range of opinions among international monetary experts than the issue of exchange rate regimes. Eminent economists can be found who…

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Region: Asia

In 2005, the Korean government implemented a number of new financial policies. Of those, two policy measures deserve special attention because of their potentially significant impact on domestic financial markets.…

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Region: Asia

May 25, 2011

After two years of sluggish growth, the Korean economy is now recovering. Economic activity began to revive in the early part of 2005 and accelerated throughout the year, reaching an…

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Region: Asia

May 25, 2011

This week, Congress introduced 2 articles of impeachment against President Trump. One for abuse of power and one for obstruction of Congress. The ongoing confrontation between the White House and…

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Region: North America

December 13, 2019

While it is frustrating to see North Korean projectiles flying out to sea and Pyongyang’s erratic, unpredictable reactions in negotiations, we cannot forget where things stood in 2017 – the…

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Region: Asia

November 22, 2019

30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, people’s aspiration to establish a pluralistic liberal democracy appears to be under scrutiny around the world – anti-immigration policies dominate political…

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Region: Asia

November 8, 2019

In March, a curious protest took place in Seoul. Private kindergartens were going on strike. Protests by industry groups or workers are not uncommon in South Korea, but something about…

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Region: Asia
Topic: Energy

May 31, 2019

Korea stands out for its long life expectancy of 83.6 years as of 2021, the second longest among the 38 countries that are members of the OECD. In addition, its avoidable mortality rate (premature death from preventable and treatable causes) was 142 per 100,000 persons, well below the OECD average. Expanded access to healthcare has…

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Region: Asia

July 9, 2024

Doctors’ strikes have made headlines and become a domestic political flash point in Korea, but they are only part of a global problem regarding medical training.  In 2024, junior doctors and interns went on strike in the United Kingdom and Kenya, while China’s Xinhua News Agency highlighted the need for medical education reform due to…

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Region: Asia

May 3, 2024

North Korea was the first country to severely restrict travel and trade across its borders when the pandemic began in 2020. While the rest of the world has since largely returned to normal, many of North Korea’s COVID restrictions remained in place at the beginning of 2023. However, Pyongyang began to ease these constraints in…

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Region: Asia

December 26, 2023

The drop in Korea’s total fertility rate to 0.78 in 2022 has heightened concerns about the impact of rapid population aging and decline. Despite numerous government initiatives, such as introducing free early childhood education and care in 2012, the fertility rate has continued to edge down. Korea’s median age jumped from 33.6 years in 2005…

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Region: Asia

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February 14, 2023

The conversation will be livestreamed on YouTube.

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Region: Asia

March 17, 2022

Please join KEI and KIEP for a discussion about the first 10 years of KORUS and the future of the U.S.-Korea economic relationship.

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Region: Asia

February 28, 2022

Please join KEI for a discussion on American attitudes towards the Korean Peninsula after the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

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Region: Asia

September 30, 2021

Please join KEI for a discussion on how COVID-19 has affected the growing rivalry between the United States and China.

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Region: Asia

July 20, 2021