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2016 The DPRK Economic outlook

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Title 2016 The DPRK Economic outlook
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Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Lee, Suk; Lee, Jongkyu; Lee, Seogki; Lim, Soo-Ho; Choi, Jangho; Lim, Kang-Taeg; Kim, Young-Hoon; Cho, Nam-Hoon

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Sejong : Korea Development Institute

Date 2017-09
ISBN 979-11-5932-268-6
Pages 84
Subject Country North Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Economy < Economic System
Government and Law < Political Systems
Holding KDI; KDI School
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Abstract

In the winter of 2010-11, South Korea’s leading experts on the North Korean economy gathered at Korea Development Institute (KDI) to discuss an important issue of their research field. Economic literatures on the North Korean economy were growing at the time, new researchers were exploring fresh topics, and techniques and data utilised were becoming more sophisticated and elaborated. In spite of the development, however, many experts felt that economic literatures were more frequently providing different facts for the same economic phenomena in North Korea, explaining the country’s economic trends in quite different and sometimes opposite directions. It seemed confused even whether economics literature was discussing the ‘same’ North Korean economy. As the result, a fundamental and long-lasting question for any study of the North Korean economy was being raised again: whether economics literature could successfully establish the objective facts of the North Korean economy...