The Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) was founded in 1990 as a government-funded economic research institute. It is a leading institute concerning the international economy and its relationship with Korea. KIEP advises the government on all major international economic policy issues and serves as a warehouse of information on Korea’s international economic policies. Further, KIEP carries out research by request from outside institutions and organizations on all areas of the Korean and international economies by request.
KIEP possesses highly knowledgeable economic research staff. Now numbering over 163, our staff includes 51 research fellows with PhDs in economics from international graduate programs, supported by more than 61 researchers. Our efforts are augmented by our affiliates, the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) in Washington, D.C. and the KIEP Beijing office, which provide crucial and timely information on local economies. KIEP has been designated by the government as its Center for International Development Cooperation and the National APEC Study Center. KIEP also maintains a wide network of prominent local and international economists and business people who contribute their expertise on individual projects.
KIEP continually strives to increase its coverage and grasp of world economic events, and expanding cooperative relations has been an important part of these efforts. In addition to many joint projects in progress KIEP is aiming to become a part of a broad but close network of the world’s leading research institutes.
Considering the rapidly changing economic landscape of Asia, which is leading to further integration of the world’s economies, we are confident that KIEP’s win-win proposal for greater cooperation and sharing of resources and facilities will increasingly become standard practice in the field of economic research.