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Policy Lessons from South Korea's Development

South Korea presents a compelling story of economic growth. It’s one of few countries that made the transition from a resource-poor, low-income nation to a high-income economy in only three decades. Examine South Korea’s past developmental experience as well as its current strategy and policy initiatives to overcome global and domestic challenges, and sustain economic growth into the 21st centu... view more

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Greening of industrial growth

with Soogil Young, Director, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

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Korean development in the east asian context

with Dwight Perkins, Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

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Maximizing potential of an aging workforce and strengthening social safety nets

with Taejong Kim, Managing Director, Develpment Research Learning Network

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The political economy of the East Asian Region: Then and Now

with Young-Kwan Yoon. Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science and International Relations

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Managing Dominance of Conglomerates and Increasing Growth Potential of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

with Eun Mee Kim, Dean and Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University

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Korea's economic take-off in the 1960s and the making of the Korean mode

with Kihwan Kim, Chair, Seoul Financial Forum

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Accelerating Industrial Diversification in the 1980s

with Byeongwon Park. Director, Center for Strategic Foresight Science and Technology Policy Institute

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Building and Strengthening the Innovation System

with Sungchul Chung, Professor in Science and Technology Policy, University of Science and Technology

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Reform and Consolidation of industry and finance following the east Asian crisis

with Danny M. Leipziger, Professor of Practice in International Business, George Washington University

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Evolution of Korea's economic policies

with Il Sakong, Chairman, Institute for Global Economics

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Human Capital: A key to Korea's growth performance?

with Ju-Ho Lee, Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management

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Productivity as the driver of growth in a mature industrial economy

with Barry Eichengreen, Professor, UC Berkeley

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Concluding Remarks

with Shahid Yusuf, Chief Economist, Growth Dialogue, George Washington University

About the Presenters

Soogil Young

Director

UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Korea

Dwight Perkins

Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Taejong Kim

Managing Director

Develpment Research Learning Network

Young-Kwan Yoon

Professor Emeritus

Department of Political Science and International Relations, Seoul National University

Shahid Yusuf

Chief Economist

Growth Dialogue, George Washington University

Eun Mee Kim

Dean and Professor

Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University

Kihwan Kim

Chair

Seoul Financial Forum

Byeongwon Park

Director

Center for Strategic Foresight Science and Technology Policy Institute

Sungchul Chung

Professor in Science and Technology Policy

University of Science and Technology

Danny M. Leipziger

Professor of Practice in International Business

George Washington University

Il Sakong

Chairman

Institute for Global Economics

Ju-Ho Lee

Professor

KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Barry Eichengreen

Professor

UC Berkeley