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Korea National Center for APEC Studies

Korea National Center for APEC Studies



Background

Korea National Center for APEC Studies is a government-funded economic research center affiliated with the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), established to foster research and academic discussion that support the broader APEC mission of regional economic integration in the Asia Pacific region.

During the first APEC Leader's Meeting held in 1993 in Seattle, APEC members agreed to invest in research institutes to promote greater academic collaboration on key regional economic challenges as part of the “APEC Leaders’ Education Initiative.” In line with the Initiative, APEC Study Centers have been established in all APEC member economies to facilitate cultural and intellectual exchanges in an efficient manner.

In December 1994, KIEP was designated as the APEC National Study Center by the secretariat for Korea's Official Pool of International Economists. Since then, the Center has continued its cooperation with other institutions and government organizations to foster innovative and inclusive growth in the Asia Pacific region.



Main Role and Responsibilities

The main tasks of the Korea National Center for APEC Studies are as follow.

  • Research: We foster academic research and conduct studies which support the overall objectives of the APEC Consortium. In addition, we collect academic data from 21 member economies and manage this information to the benefit of all interested parties.
  • Information Exchange: We exchange academic data and achieve comprehensive regional connectivity among the member economies.
  • Relationship with the Government: We provide valuable recommendations on government activities related to APEC agendas and help promote economic growth and prosperity within the nation.

About KOPEC

KIEP has been officially entrusted with administering the operations of KOPEC (the Korea National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation) since 2011. The PECC is a non-governmental official observer of APEC and KOPEC is a member committee of the PECC. KOPEC is composed of a wide range of intellectuals from the government, business and industry, and academic sectors. Since its establishment in 1981, the Committee has continued to share the knowledge and experience of Korea’s policy decisions to realize the benefits associated with economic integration of the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Promoting Economic Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region and Supporting APEC : KOPEC provides policy experiences to other nations and cooperates with them to identify good practices, while coordinating domestic and international policies. The principal organizational goal of KOPEC is to propose economic corridors connecting the Asia-Pacific region. Building on the dialogue and decisions of PECC members, KOPEC serves as a moderator to facilitate mutual understanding between private and government organizations, through hosting the KOPEC Asia-Pacific Strategy Forum, KOPEC High Level Roundtable, and other valuable venues for dialogue.

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Contact Us

The Korea National Center for APEC Studies
Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
Email: ebpark@kiep.go.kr

Korea National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation
Korea Institute for International Economic Policy
Email: sykwak@kiep.go.kr

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