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[Conference] KDI Policy Lecture Series

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Venue KDI School of Public Policy and Management Date 2016-05-10 ~ 2016-06-14
Host KDI School of Public Policy and Management Organizer

[COURSE DESCRIPTION]

This course is intended to enhance understanding of current issues in the Korean economy based on both theoretical frameworks and practical experiences. The issues to be covered will include growth, macroeconomic policies (monetary, fiscal, and exchange rate policies), international trade, market regulation, education, and North Korea. The implications and policy issues related to Korean Economy will also be discussed. In each class, the recent trend and issues of the topics will be reviewed and then the actual case of Korea will be studied.

 

*This program will be provided in Korean

 

[CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION]

Participants will be awarded the Certificate of Completion by the KDI & KDI School if the attendance requirement (minimum 5 lectures) is fulfilled.

 

[COURSE OUTLINE]

Lecture 1 (May 10) : Current Issues on Korean Economy Instructor: 김성태 거시금융경제 연구부장 Reference: OECD Economic Surveys on Korea, 2016, OECD.

 

Lecture 2 (May 17) : Recent Trend of North Korean Economy Instructor: 이종규 북한경제연구부 연구위원 Reference: Jong-Kyu Lee (2015), "Current Trends and Characteristics of the North Korean Economy and Its Future Outlook." In 2016 DPRK Report, KDI School of Public Policy and Management

 

Lecture3 (May 24): Public Investment Management and Project Appraisal Instructor: 이호준 국토인프라정책연구부 연구위원 Reference: Rajaram Anand, Minh Le Tuan, Kaiser Kai, Kim Jay-Hyung, and Frank Jonas (2014), “The Power of Public Investment Management: Transforming Resources into Assets for Growth”, World Bank.

 

Lecture4 (May 31): Firm Strategic Response to Market Regulation, and Policy Implication Instructor: 이진국 경쟁정책연구부 부연구위원 Reference: Jinkook Lee (2015), “Impact of SME-suitable Business Area Designation on the Korean Tofu Market,” KDI Focus No. 62.

 

Lecture 5 (June 7): International Differences in Educational Achievement and Implications for Korean Education Policy Instructor: 박윤수 인적자원정책연구부 부연구위원 Reference: Eric A. Hanushek, and Ludger Woessmann (2011), “The economics of international differences in educational achievement.” In Handbook of the Economics of Education, Vol. 3, edited by Eric A. Hanushek, Stephen Machin, and Ludger Woessmann. Amsterdam: North Holland: pp. 89-200.

 

Lecture 6 (June 14): Issues of International Trade and Policy Implication Instructor: 정성훈 산업서비스경제연구부 부연구위원 Reference: Marc J. Melitz, and Daniel Trefler (2012), “Gains from Trade When Firms Matter.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 26 (2): 91–118.