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Research Activities

Research Focus

As uncertainties in the global economies projected to increase in 2015, KIEP has adopted as its yearly objetive "Surmounting Global Challenges: Creative Response!" that encompasses the entire spectrum of research activities at our institute, with the express aim of devising creative responses on the basis of innovative ideas.

Department of International Macroeconomics & Finance

  • Conduct Research on International Macroeconomics and International Finance
  • Research on global economic changes
  • Research on foreign exchange and capital markets
  • Research on international macroeconomic models
  • Research on regional cooperation in finance/currency
  • Research on reorganization of the international financial system
  • Research on management of stability and risks in the international financial market

Department of International Trade

  • Research on international trade structure
  • Research on export/import and foreign direct investment
  • Research on establishment of international trading order at the wto/multilateral level
  • Research on effects of multilateral trade negotiations and negotiating strategies
  • Comprehensive research on the Doha Development Agenda
  • Research on trends and effects of Regional Economic Agreements
  • Research on strategies for the promotion of Regional Economic Agreements

Department of Northeast Asian Economies

  • Research on multilateral economic cooperation in Northeast Asia
  • Research on cooperation in Northeast Asia in trade, investment and other areas
  • Research on economic cooperation in NE Asia including GTI
  • Research on policies related to specialized areas including Free Economic Zones
  • Research on deregulation regarding Special Economic Areas
  • Research on Inter-Korean economic integration
  • Research on international cooperation related to Korean Unification
  • Research on international economic relations of North Korea
  • Research on economic transition in North Korea
  • Research on economic trends of China and the Chinese economic system
  • Research on current state of China's international economic relations and China-Korea economic relations
  • Research on major economic policies, monetary/financial policies in China and related laws/systems
  • Research on China's Regions and Provinces related to economic environment, conditions for investment, market characteristics, and scale/nature of domestic markets

Department of the Asia-Pacific

  • Economic trends and systems in Japan, SE Asia-Oceania and India-South Asia.
  • International economic trends of Japan, SE Asia-Oceania and India-South Asia; and their economic relations with Korea
  • Comparative research and analysis of trends in policies for international development cooperation of major countries
  • Research on Korea's policies on official development aid
  • Consultation projects related to international development cooperation

Department of Europem Americas and Eurasia

  • Research on economic trends and systems in Europe, Americas, Russia-Eurasia, Africa and the Middle East
  • International economic trends In Europe, Americas, Russia-Eurasia, Africa and the Middle East; and their economic relations with Korea
  • Outreach and international cooperation activities of KIEP
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