KIEP의 2010년 한 해 연구성과들을 되돌아보고 새로운 연구활동의 각오를 다지는 계기로 삼기 위해 2010년 연차보고서를 발간하게 되었습니다. 본원 연구진들의 노력과 열정의 결과인 연구보고서 및 연구자료의 주요 내용을 요약하고 정부정책에 기여한 바를 살펴봄으로써 연구원의 한 해 활동을 대외에 알릴 뿐만 아니라, 나아가 2010년 우리나라와 세계경제의 동향과 이슈들을 한눈에 조망할 수 있는 보고서를 만들고자 하였습니다.
In 2010, those of us at KIEP had designated four main research topics we deemed most pertinent to current circumstances, and engaged in twenty major projects in line with those topics. These include negotiations for liberalization of the services market and other multilateral trade issues in response to WTO regime reforms and other changes in the world trading environment; economic cooperation in APEC and other regional issues; and current bilateral trade issues including free trade agreements. KIEP conducted research to address changes in the macroeconomic environment surrounding Korea, such as changes the internationalization of the Korean won as a result of Korea's increasing prominence on the international economic scene, and presented basic resource materials and provided directions to prepare for changes in North Korea. Policy responses to global inequalities in light of the current rapid transnational movement of capital were forwarded, in addition to measures to facilitate Korea's entry into foreign markets and attract foreign investment. In recognition of rising demand for research on the world's regions, KIEP did not limit itself to providing data on Korea's major trading partners such as the US or China, but made efforts to provide basic data on Central/South America and Africa that had hitherto been lacking.