|Title||KIEP Ranks 1st in Asia in “International Economic Policy” among Global Top Think Tanks for Fifth Year in a Row|
The Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) ranked 1st in Asia among global think tanks in the category of “International Economic Policy” for 5 consecutive years in the 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report published by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.
KIEP, selected as the 32nd out of all global institutes in the category of “Top Think Tanks Worldwide,” ranked 4th among Top International Economic Policy Think Tanks, up one place from last year, after the Bruegel in Belgium, the Brookings Institution in the U.S., and the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies in Austria. These achievements reflect how KIEP has grown into a leading global think tank that contributes to producing analyses on global economic issues in the areas of finance, trade and regional issues, in the face of domestic and international uncertainties.
In particular, KIEP was selected as the best research institute in Korea in a total of 11 categories, including “Top Foreign Policy and International Affairs Think Tanks,” “Best Think Tank Conference,” and “Think Tanks with the Most Significant Impact on Public Policy.” In six fields, KIEP was the only Korean think tank to be awarded a rank, including “Top International Development Policy Think Tanks,” “Best New Idea or Paradigm Developed by a Think Tank,” “Best Think Tank Network,” and “Think Tanks with the Best External Relations/Public Engagement Program.”
KIEP made it onto the list in 17 categories, the largest number among Korean research institutes, reaffirming itself as a global leading think tank. Moreover, KIEP showed a consistent rise over the past 5 years in areas such as “Top Think Tanks in China, India, Japan, and the Republic of Korea,” “Top Foreign Policy and International Affairs Think Tanks,” “Top International Development Policy Think Tanks,” “Best Think Tank Network,” and “Think Tank with the Best External Relations/Public Engagement Program.”
KIEP's rankings in the 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report
Since 2006, the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) conducted by the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania has announced its domestic and international rankings of global leading think tanks. In 2019, over 3,974 journalists, policy makers, regional area specialists participated in the assessment of 8,248 think tanks around the world.
Chul Chung, Acting President of KIEP, said that KIEP will further strengthen its position as a leading global think tank and contribute to guiding the nation toward effective domestic and international economic policies, marking its 30th anniversary of beginning operations.