Amidst projections that uncertainties in the global economies will continue to increase, KIEP has set the objective of "Guiding Korea’s international economic policies through post-COVID structural changes impacting the global economy" to guide the entire spectrum of research activities conducted at our institute, with the express aim of devising creative responses on the basis of innovative ideas.
International Macroeconomics & Finance Dept.
- Current issues in international macroeconomics and finance
- Changes in the global economy, foreign exchange and capital markets
- Regional cooperation in foreign exchange/ finance and reforms in international financial regimes
International Trade Dept.
- Global trade issues
- Korea's trade and investment policy
- Strategies and economic impact of multilateral and regional trade agreements
- New trade issues in digital, labor, environment sectors, etc.
Center for Area Studies
- Advanced economies in regions such as the United States, the European Union, and Japan
- East Asian economic cooperation
- Economic trends and issues in China
- China's regional economy and industry
- Strategic research on Korea-China economic cooperation
- Russian and Eurasian economy
- Research on regional economies in Southeast Asia, Oceania, India, and South Asia
- Studies on leveraging soft power to strengthen cooperation in emerging markets
- Emerging regional economies such as Africa and the Middle East
Economic and Security Strategy Dept.
- Examination of external risks and issues related to economic security
- Global common challenges such as the climate and environment
- International economic relations of North Korea, international cooperation for regime change in North Korea and Korean reunification
Center for International Development Cooperation
- Trends and policies of major countries in the area of international development cooperation and Korea’s ODA policies