Doo Won Lee

 

 


 

Doowon Lee is a professor at School of Economics, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. Currently, he is the Director at the Institute of Continuing Education for the Future (ICEF) at Yonsei University. He has acquired his B.A. in business administration from Yonsei University in 1987 and his Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University in 1991. Major careers include visiting professor at University of California-San Diego (1992 and 2002), associate dean at Graduate School of Economics in Yonsei University (2004-2008), associate dean at Underwood International College in Yonsei University (2007-2009), chair at School of Economics, Yonsei University (2010-2012), associate dean at Development Office of Yonsei University (2012-2014), visiting scholar at Columbia University (2009.9.-2010.8.), independent board member at the Korea Housing Finance Corporation (2008-2010) and KTB Investment & Securities (2013-2016), general secretary at Korean Economic Association (2011), and the president at Korea Development Economics Association (2016). He has published more than 60 academic papers, book chapters, and books. He joined domestic and international conferences more than 200 times. Also, he has contributed roughly 180 columns to domestic and international newspapers. In particular, he served as guest columnist to Jungang Ilbo, Kungmin Ilbo, Munhwa Ilbo, and Donga Ilbo. His area of interests lies in international economics, transition economics, and economics of development. In 2011, he was awarded Market Economy Award: Media Contribution by the Federation of Korean Industries.




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You will review the evolution of the Korean economy decade by decade since Korea’s independence from Japan in 1945. Major policies of each decade will be explained and their effect on the Korean economy will be analyzed. Also, the backgrounds and limitations of important policies will be scrutinized.

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