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Major Research Topics

Analysis of the causes of Slumping Domestic Consumption in Korea and Responses:
Focus on Exports, Jousejold Debt and Market Structure
Identifies the causes of the slumping domestic consumption following the Asian Financia Crisis and its macroeconomic impact on Korea. Also elicits implications for mid-to-long term policies for stimulating domestic consumption and economic growth
Study of Policies for Macroeconomic Stability in Response to Increased Volatility in the Global Financial Market
An investigation of policy tasks regarding Korea's macroeconomy in response to spillovers and side effects from repricing of risk premiums, in turn stemming from changes in the prevailing structure based on "low interest and low volatility."
The Impacts of Fireign Direct Investment on Industrial Structure and the Labor Market
The study focuses on an emerging economic issue: rising inequality, especially its relationship with globalization and forwards policy alternatives for equitable distribution of the benefits of globalization throughout society.
New Trade Policies of Korea in the Age Mega-FTAs
Proposes necessary changes and preparations for Korea regarding its current trade policy, centered on FTA networks based on bilaterial FTAs, in response to trends toward 'mega FTAs' including TPP, TTIP and RCEP.
Factors Determining Prices in the Global Value Chain and their Policy Implications
Evaluate changes in added-value in individual countries, generated by global value chains and analyzes determining factors for export prices; proposes measures to enable domestic industries to take maximum advantage of the positive effects of global value chains
Level of Liberalization in the Majot Economies and their Impacts on Trade and Investment
An study on the service trade which has emerged as a major issue in discussions on trade - an analysis, via use of the OECD STRI(Services Trade Restriction Index), of the impact of services trade liberalization on trade in goods, services trade, and foreign direct investment.
Analysis of determining factors in Foreign Direct Investment by type
Classifies and analyzes current state of foreign direct investment in Korea and overseas, and identifies outstanding determinants of FDI depending on form of
Major Issues in Global Digital Trade and Korea's Response
Evaluates the current status and economic importance of digital commerce, along with related discussions and key agendas in advanced economies (including the US) and international organization on the issue; and seeks to elicit policy implications for relevant policies in Korea
Trilateral Cooperation for Lowering of Non-tariff Barriers among Korea-China-Japan
A review of current status of non-tariff barriers in the three countries to seek and identify possible measures for future trade cooperation for Korea-China-Japan.
Comparative Study of Global Support Systems in Response to Climate Change
Propose policy alternatives for enabling Korea to assume a leading role in global discussions on climate change.
Analysis of North Korea - China Division of Labor and Direction of Economic Cooperation between the Two Koreas and China
Propose the direction of economic cooperation between the two Koreas and China, based on the analysis of the industrial potential of North Korea as well as division of labor arrangements between North Korea and China
Study of Regulatory Reforms of the Japanese Goverment in the Era of Low-Growth
Focus on regulatory reforms pursued by the government of Japan after 2000; identify examples and measures that can be benchmarked by the Korean government as part of its growth promotion strategy
Consumption-Oriented Growth Strategy of China: Review and Prospects
Assess results achieved by the consumer-oriented growth strategy of the PRC Government, in terms of growth in income and consumption in the major countries, and alaborate on the policy's prospects for the future; in addition to identifying risks and eliciting implications for entry into consumer markets.
Analysis of RMB-Hub Strategies of Major Countries and Korea's Response
A study on the feasibility and impacts of internationalization of the Chinese Renminbi, involving assessment of RMB Internationalization strategies of major countries (Hong Kong, Singapore, UK, UAE, Taiwan), to draw out implications for Korea's own RMB-hub strategies.
Characteristics of China's Environmental Market by Region and Plans for Cooperation
Analysis of current differences in pollution levels in china's regions, relevant laws and institutions, willingness and capacity of regional governments regarding improvement of the environment; makes proposals for increasing the presence of Korea's public and private sector in China's various regional and environmental markets as well as plans for cooperation
Changes in China's Strategies for the Services Market Liberalization and their Implications:
Focus on the Shanghai Free Trade Zone
Analyze changes in strategies of the Xi Jinping government for services market liberalization with special focus on the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, to provide a basis for appropriate revisions in Korea's China strategy
Demographic Structure in Southeast Asia and Prospects for Korea-SE Asia Economic Cooperation
Analysis of changes in the demographic of each Southeast Asian country to enable assessment of risks and opportunities regarding economic growth; to provide important data for Korea's policies for economic cooperation with Southeast Asia.
Analysis of Economic Integration in ASEAN, Changes in the Regional Trade Structure, and their Implications
Formulate responses for impacts on Korea's major industries based on a scenario where the ASEAN, long considered an assembly of disparate countries, successfully achieves regional economic integration, thus strengthening regional division of labor through increased production fragmentation and mutual investment.
Economic Development Policies of India's New Administration and Plans for Korea-India Cooperation
Analysis of the circumstances and causes related to the slowdown of growth in India, which has emerged as one of Korea's major trading partners, and predict impacts of the prevailing economic conditions and economic policies of the new government upon India's economic growth, with the aim of drawing out implications for acceleration of economic cooperation between Korea and India
New Industrial Policies of Major South American Countries and Measures for Expansion of Industrial Cooperation with Korea
In-depth analysis of the content and characteristics of 'new industrial policies' being pursued by major South American economies to ① break out of the cycle of dependency upon primary products ② increase export competitiveness and ③ create economic engines for new growth, to identify potential demands and opportunities for industrial cooperation; and also propose measures for cooperation and expanding market entry for Korean firms and government.
Job Growth Policies in a Time of Low Growth: Cases from Majot Economies and Empirical Analysis
A review of job growth policies enacted by major economies including Europe and Japan amidst low-growth conditions. Also evaluates and conducts empirical analysis of efforts to increase employment of youth, women and the elderly, eliciting implications for job growth policies in Korea.
Russia's Economic Modernization Policies and Plans for Korea-Russia Cooperation
Analyzes the content of Russia's main policies for economic modernization and review the process as to how the policy unfolded; and use the information gained from the analysis to propose plans for cooperation that would lead to overall strengthening of Korea-Russia economic cooperation.
Korean Cooperation in Relation to GCC Strategies for Creation of the Logistics Hub
A review of the composition and characteristics of policies of GCC countries for the promotion of the logistics industries and increased logistics infrastructure, in addition to ascertaining the direction of industrial diversification policies of said countries. This research will serve as the basis for identifying tasks for the Korean government related to its economic cooperation with the Middle East and provide implications for Korean firms in their entry into the Middle East region.
Support Plan for Korean Private Sector Development in Africa: Focus on Public-Private Partnership
In light of ongoing diversification of development aid, this study seeks to highlight the importance of the private sector in Korea's development cooperation in Africa, with the ultimate purpose being to increase ODA effectiveness through search for appropriate support measures.
Effects of Exit Strategies following the Normalization of US Monetary Policy and their Implications
A review of challenges facing the US and possible exit strategies related to interest rate hikes projected for some time next year due to the normalization of the US monetary policy in the US following the end of quantitative easing. The study seeks to predict the impacts and draw implications for the future.
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