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JEON, Haewon natalie@kdi.re.kr
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LEE, Eunju ju0217@kdi.re.kr
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WOO, Hyeyoung hywoo@kdi.re.kr
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KIM, Soojung sjkim@kdi.re.kr
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KOH, Chungwon cwkoh@kdi.re.kr
KDI School of Public Policy & Management
Cultivating Talented Global Leaders

The graduate school equips practitioners and scholars with extensive expertise and experience in economic development and public policy.

Programs and Degrees
  • Degree programs in public policy studies, development policy studies, and public administration
  • Short- and mid-term non-degree courses in economic development processes and policy quality
  • International exchange and remote-learning programs
  • Studies on procedures in economic development and evaluation of international development assistance
  • Data management for processes in economic development and official development assistance (ODA)
Supporting Units
Division of Central Information Systems

Operation of computer hardware and software, information security, website maintenance, statistical data management

Central Library

Academic library, archives and record management

Office of Global Economy
Advancing the Global Economic Agenda and International Cooperation

The office seeks to advance multilateral approaches by addressing key G20 issues such as global governance, international economy, and structural reform.

Scope of Research and Activities
  • Key agenda at G20 conferences
  • Global governance and framework agreements
  • Key global economic issues and policy agenda
  • Case studies on structural changes, domestic and overseas
  • Joint projects with international organizations and global research institutes
Supporting Units
Division of Management Support

Personnel management, employee benefits and compensation, employee education and training, finance and accounting, facility maintenance, procurement and contract management

Division of External Affairs

Public relations, research dissemination, international cooperation, reputation management

Digital Communications Division

Website and social media updates, production of digital content for research findings, other online communications

Economic Information and Education Center
Promoting Public Understanding of Economics and Awareness of Public Policies through Education and Information

The center collects and analyzes economic related data and information. It publishes a variety of periodicals that assess the Korean economy and impact of economic policies. The center also conducts public surveys on the effect of policies and develops customized economic education curriculum and programs.

Scope of Research and Activities
  • Developing educational programs and materials
  • Producing public-relation materials and analysis of economic news
  • Producing broadcast and other media and providing related material
  • Conducting surveys on economic policies and the current status of economic issues
  • Building and analyzing databases for economic policies
  • Researching economic education and public-relation activities and organizing related outsourcing and contracts
  • Operating websites and other online services to provide economic policy information
  • Implementing various other operations to promote public understanding of economics
Public and Private Infrastructure Investment Management Center
Promoting Greater Fiscal Accountability and Efficiency in Public Investment

The center conducts preliminary and ex-post evaluations of public and private investments in social infrastructure. It also established guidelines for the analysis and evaluation of policies based on rigorous research.

Scope of Research and Activities
  • Pre-feasibility studies on fiscal management
  • Regulations, guidelines, and methodologies for feasibility studies* on fiscal projects
  • Feasibility studies and value-for-money assessments for public-private partnerships (PPPs)
  • Technical support for the implementation of PPPs
  • Assistance with master plans for PPPs
  • Regulations, guidelines, and methodologies for PPPs
  • Pre-feasibility studies for public-public partnerships (PUPs)
  • Regulations, guidelines, and methodologies for feasibility studies on PUPs
  • Evaluation and methodologies for tax exemption
  • Other services including global cooperation, public education programs, and data management for public investment

* Feasibility studies include both preliminary assessment and reassessment, which cover topics such as evaluation of public institutions and tax policies.

Center for International Development
Promoting Greater Development Cooperation by Sharing Knowledge and Policy Expertise

Drawing on local knowledge and global expertise, the center leads Korea’s efforts to promote international development cooperation. It shares Korea’s development know-how by delivering policy consultations and capacity building using its international network of leading organizations, scholars and practitioners, in line with the social and economic needs of developing countries and global development agenda.

Scope of Research and Activities
  • International policies for development cooperation
  • Design, implementation, and evaluation of international programs to transfer knowledge, such as the Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP)
  • Joint research and partnership with international organizations, governments, and institutions
  • In-depth case studies examining examples of economic development in Korea
  • Localized research by region and nation
Department of Economic Policy and Strategy
Analyzing Economic Changes and Innovative Policy Ideas

The department offers macroeconomic policy direction based on in-depth research on the structure and management of the Korean economy. It also analyzes issues and recommends policies in international trade and finance.

Scope of Research and Activities
  • Forward-looking policy ideas at the national level
  • Macroeconomic management and practices
  • Infrastructure for macroeconomic policies
  • Influence of employment and income distribution on the real economy
  • Monetary and credit control policies
  • International trade and economic environment
  • International finance
Department of Knowledge Economy
Supporting Korea’s Transformation in the 21st Century Economy

The department was established to rethink and identify new policies and approaches in industry, labor, and finance that will help the Korean economy succeed in the 21st century.

Scope of Research and Activities
  • Drivers of development in a knowledge-based economy
  • Long-term economic outlook
  • Economic and industrial competitiveness
  • Structural changes and productivity
  • The National Innovation System (NIS), including research and development
  • Human resource development
  • Development of small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Financial industry
  • Job-creation strategies
  • Service industry
  • Environment and energy
Department of Markets and Institutions
Promoting Fair and Efficient Allocation of Resources in the Corporate, Financial and Labor Markets

The department analyzes the economic impact of policies on various markets and institutions to promote greater fairness and efficiency, and a dynamic economy.

Scope of Research and Activities
  • Market structure and performance, corporate strategies
  • Regulations and policies in the corporate sector
  • Policies for large corporations
  • Market regulations and competitiveness
  • Consumer protection
  • Financial guidelines and supervision
  • Labor markets and labor-management relations
Department of Public Finance and Social Policy
Public Policies for Greater Fiscal Soundness and Economic Security

The department takes a comprehensive approach in studying the economic and social needs of the public and considers the fiscal implications and public welfare in making policy recommendations.

Scope of Research and Activities
  • Taxation and fiscal policies
  • Social security and welfare
  • Health care policies
  • Income distribution policies
  • Land-use planning
  • Regional and local economies
Office of Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecasting
Adapting to Change and Promoting Macroeconomic Stability

The office provides timely analysis of economic conditions and long-term macroeconomic policy recommendations.

Scope of Research and Activities
  • Economic trends and forecasts
  • Development and application of macroeconomic models
  • Comprehensive research on policies that promote macroeconomic stability
  • Impact of econometric models on policies
  • Trends in financial and real estate markets; short-term risks and countermeasures
Office of the North Korean Economic Studies
Analyzing the North Korean Economy and Policy Implications

The office monitors trends and conditions of the North Korean economy and recommends policies in promoting greater inter-Korean cooperation and laying the foundations for economic unification.

Scope of Research and Activities
  • Current status of the North Korean economy
  • Inter-Korean exchanges and economic cooperation
  • Political transition and economic unification
  • Economic security and risk factors on the Korean peninsula
  • Expansion of global network for studies on the North Korean economy
Center for Regulatory Studies
Aiding Rational Regulatory Reform

The center conducts theoretical and empirical research to improve the quality of regulations and practices. It strengthens the implementation of regulatory impact analysis by establishing a rigorous framework and streamlined verification processes, all of which contribute greatly to enhancing the regulatory environment.

Scope of Research and Activities
  • Theories, case studies, and policies for regulatory reforms
  • Enactment and enforcement of policies to improve regulatory quality
  • Amendment of regulations for market penetration and business formation
  • Analysis frameworks and guidelines for regulatory costs and benefits
  • Regulatory impact analyses and methodologies for measuring total regulation costs
  • Development of criteria for evaluating regulatory costs and benefits according to area and type of business
  • Review of regulatory cost-benefit plans as submitted by ministries
  • Individual regulatory cost-benefit analyses
  • Consultation with government bodies and educational institutions on regulatory impact analysis
  • International joint projects related to regulation

* Research Planning UnitPlanning, management, and review of research, salary adjustment

* Budget Planning UnitBudgeting, relations with government legislatures

* Editing UnitEditing and translation of reports and other publication materials

Global Knowledge Exchange & Development Center
Knowledge Collaboration and Capacity Building

The GKEDC is an open space for learning and exchanging knowledge on Korea’s economic development experience. Through various digital images and graphics provided in GKEDC's exhibitions, visitors can view and experience Korea’s miraculous economic growth achieved in a short period of time.

Scope of Research and Activities
  • Education Programs
  • Global Cooperation
Senior Vice President

The senior vice president's room is in charge of the KDI affiliated organizations and supporting units. In commemoration of KDI's 50th anniversary (2021), the 50th anniversary secretariat is being set up for the commemoration event.

Affiliated Organizations
  • Economic Information and Education Center
  • Public and Private Infrastructure Investment Management Center
  • Center for International Development
  • Global Knowledge Exchange & Development Center
Supporting Units
  • Division of Management Support
  • Division of External Affairs
  • Digital Communications Division
50th Anniversary Secretariat