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Previous Presidents / Profile
14th Joon-Kyung Kim
In Office

2013.03 ~ 2017.12

Education
  • 1980

    Seoul National University (B.S. in Computer Science and Statistics)

  • 1988

    University of California, San Diego (M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics)

  • 1988 ~ 1990

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Assistant Professor of Economics)

Professional Experience
  • 2008. 9 ~

    KDI School of Public Policy and Management (present)

  • 2013. 3 ~ 2017. 12

    President, Korea Development Institute

  • 2012 ~ 2013

    Director, Korea Development Policy Study Association

  • 2008 ~ 2013

    Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management

  • 2008

    Secretary to the President for Financial Policy

  • 2006 ~ 2007

    Senior Vice President, KDI

  • 1992 ~ 1993

    Short-term Consultant for the World Bank on the Project referred to as “Effectiveness of Credit Policies in East Asia.”

Previous Presidents / Profile
13th Oh-Seok Hyun
In Office

2009.03 ~ 2013.03

Recent Activity

Chairman, Policy Advisory Committee of Hannara Party

Education
  • 1974

    Seoul National University (B.A. in Business Administration)

  • 1976

    Seoul National University (M.A. in Public Administration)

  • 1984

    University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D. in Economics)

Professional Experience
  • 2012. 6 ~

    Member, Knowledge Advisory Commission, The World Bank(present)

  • 2009. 3 ~ 2013. 3

    President, Korea Development Institute

  • 2008. 9 ~ 2009. 3

    Professor, Business School, KAIST

  • 2008. 3 ~ 2008.12

    Chairman of the NPSO(Non-governmental Public Serving Organization) Evaluation Board

  • 2007. 4 ~

    Member of the Committee for the NPSO (Non-governmental Public Serving Organization) Management

  • 2005. 8 ~

    Member of the International Development Cooperation Committee

  • 2002. 4 ~ 2008. 5

    President, Institute for International Trade, KITA

  • 2000. 6 ~ 2001. 2

    Deputy Vice Minister of Ministry of Finance and Economy, and Dean of National Tax College

  • 1999.11 ~ 2000. 6

    Director-General, National Economic Advisory Council

  • 1996. 1 ~ 1999.11

    Director-General of Bureau of Treasury, Bureau of Economic Policy, Bureau of Budget in the Ministry of Finance and Economy

  • 1989. 9 ~ 1991. 8

    Economist, Macroeconomic Adjustment and Growth Division, The World Bank, Washington D.C., U.S.A

Previous Presidents / Profile
12th Hyun, Jung Taik
In Office

2005.11 ~ 2009.2

Education
  • 1967 ~ 1971

    Seoul National University (B.A. in Economics)

  • 1980 ~ 1982

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Master of Business Administration

  • 1987 ~ 1993

    George Washington University, Ph.D. in Economics

Professional Experience
  • 2009. 3 ~ present

    Professor, College of Economics and International Trade, INHA University

  • 2005. 11 ~ 2009. 8

    President, Korea Development Institute

  • 2003. 9 ~ 2005. 12

    Ambassador for International Economy and Trade, The Republic of Korea

  • 2003. 5 ~ 2005. 11

    Professor, School of International Trade and Regional Studies, Inha University
    Director, Jungseok Research Institute of International Logistics and Trade, Inha University

  • 2003 ~ 2005

    Editor, Journal of International Logistics and Trade

  • 2002 ~ 2003

    Senior Secretary to the President for Economic Affairs

  • 2001 ~ 2002

    Vice-Minister, Ministry of Gender Equality

  • 1998 ~ 2001

    Secretary to the President for Planning and Coordination

  • 1997 ~ 1998

    Minister, Permanent Delegation of Korea to the OECD

  • 1995 ~ 1996

    Director-General, International Economic Policy Bureau, Ministry of Finance and Economy

  • 1991 ~ 1994

    Counselor, Korean Embassy in Beijing

  • 1989 ~ 1991

    Director, Economic Planning Board

  • 1987 ~ 1989

    Visiting Fellow, The World Bank

  • 1983 ~ 1987

    Director, Economic Planning Board

  • 1977 ~ 1983

    Assistant Director, Economic Planning Board

Previous Presidents / Profile
11th Kim, Choong Soo
In Office

2002.8.6 ~ 2005.8.7

Education
  • 1966 ~ 1973

    Seoul National University (B.A. in Economics)

  • 1974 ~ 1979

    University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (Ph.D. in Economics)

Professional Experience
  • 2005. 8 ~ present

    Professor, Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies (GSP), Kyung Hee University

  • 2002. 8 ~ 2005. 8

    President, Korea Development Institute

  • 1998. 4 ~ 2002. 8

    Professor, Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies (GSP), Kyung Hee University

  • 1998. 4 ~ 2000. 12

    Dean, GSP, Kyung Hee University

  • 1997. 8 ~ 1998. 3

    President, Korea Institute of Public Finance

  • 1997. 3 ~ 1997. 7

    Assistant Minister and Special Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister, Ministry of Finance and Economy

  • 1995. 3 ~ 1997. 1

    Minister and Head of the OECD Office, Korean Embassy in Paris

  • 1993. 4 ~ 1995. 1

    Secretary to the President for Economic Affairs, Office of the President

  • 1991 ~ 1993

    Director, Center for Economic Education, Korea Development Institute (KDI)

  • 1989 ~ 1991

    Vice President, National Institute for Economic System and Information

  • 1989

    Senior Fellow, KDI

  • 1988

    Director, Research Planning and Coordination, KDI

  • 1985 ~ 1988

    Research Fellow, KDI

  • 1983 ~ 1984

    Associate Research Fellow, KDI

  • 1979 ~ 1983

    Senior Research Associate, Center for Human Resource Research, Ohio State University, U.S.A.

Previous Presidents / Profile
10th Kang, Bong Kyun
In Office

2001.3.11 ~ 2002.6.10

Recent Activity

Professor, Department of Economics, Soongsil University

Education
  • 1989

    Ph.D. in Economics, Hanyang University

  • 1972

    M.A. in Development Economics, Williams College, Massachusetts, USA.

  • 1969

    B.A. in Economics, Seoul National University

Professional Experience
  • 1969. 4 ~ 1975. 8

    Assistant Director, Overall Planning Division, Economic Planning Bureau

  • 1982.11 ~ 1985. 2

    Director General, Budgeting Office, Economic Planning Bureau

  • 1985. 2 ~ 1989. 1

    Director General, Economic Planning Bureau

  • 1990. 4 ~ 1993. 5

    Assistant Minister, Economic Planning Bureau

  • 1993. 5 ~ 1993.12

    Assistant Minister for Int'l Policy Coordination, Economic Planning Bureau

  • 1993.12

    Head of UR Working Level Negotiations

  • 1993.12 ~ 1994.10

    Vice Minister, Ministry of Labor

  • 1994.10 ~ 1994.12

    Vice Minister, Economic Planning Board

  • 1994.12 ~ 1996. 8

    Chief Assistant to the Prime Minister for Government Policy Coordination
    ** Concurrently Holding Office as
    * Head of Taskforce for Globalization Planning
    * Chairman, Working Committee for Informationization
    * Chairman, Working Committee for Education Reform

  • 1996. 8 ~ 1998. 2

    Minister, Ministry of Information and Communication

  • 1998. 2 ~ 1998. 5

    Senior Secretary to the President for Policy & Planning

  • 1998. 5 ~ 1999. 5

    Senior Secretary to the President for Economic Affairs

  • 1999. 5 ~ 2001. 1

    Minister, Ministry of Finance and Economy

  • 2000. 9 ~ 2001. 3

    Visiting Professor, Hanyang University

  • 2001. 3 ~ 2002.6

    President, Korea Development Institute

Previous Presidents / Profile
9th Lee, Jin Soon
In Office

1998.3.11 ~ 2001.3.10

Recent Activity

Professor, Department of Economics, Soongsil University

Education
  • 1975

    B.A. in Economics, Seoul National University

  • 1986

    Ph.D. in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professional Experience
  • 1975. 3 ~ 1982. 8

    Researcher, Korea Development Bank

  • 1986. 9 ~ 1988. 2

    Economist, Korea Energy Economics Institute

  • 1995. 2 ~ 1996. 2

    Visiting Scholar, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Harvard Law School

  • 1998. 3 ~ 2000. 3

    President, Korea Development Institute

  • 1988. 3 ~ present

    Professor, Department of Economics, Soongsil University

  • 1998 ~ 2001

    Rector, School of Public Policy and Management, KDI

  • 1998 ~ 2001

    President, Korea Development Institute (KDI)

Publications and Research Papers

A Theory of Public Finance, Josetongram-Sa, 1989 (in Korean)

Taxation Policy in Korea, Korea Economic Daily, 1990 (in Korean)

A Proposal for Economic Reform, Beebong Publishing Company, 1995 (in Korean)

Land Taxation in Korea, Korea Institute of Public Finance, Co-author, 1996 Market Order and the Constitution, Korea Center for Free Enterprise, Co-author, 1997 (in Korean)

An Ordo-liberal Perspective on Land Problems in Korea, Urban Studies, 1997

Ph.D.Dissertation

"Taxation, Bequest and Lifetime Portfolio Selection: Theory and Evidence"

Previous Presidents / Profile
8th Cha, Dong Se
In Office

1995.3.11~1998.3.10

Recent Activity

Visiting Professor, Kyung Hee University Senior Advisor, LG Academy

Education
  • 1965

    B.A. in Economics, Seoul National University

  • 1978 & 1974

    Ph.D. & M.A. in Economics, Vanderbilt University

Professional Experience
  • 1978 ~ 1987

    Vice President and Senior Research Fellow, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET)

  • 1989 ~ 1993

    President, Lucky-Goldstar Economic Research Institute

  • 1993 ~ 1995

    President, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET)

  • 1996 ~ 1998

    Rector, School of Public Policy and Management, KDI

  • 1995 ~ 1998

    President, Korea Development Institute (KDI)

  • 1998. 4 ~ 1999. 2

    Senior Advisor, LG Economic Research Institute

  • 1999. 3 ~ 2001. 2

    President, LG Academy, LG Management Development Institute

  • 2001. 3 ~ present

    Visiting Professor, Kyung Hee University Senior Advisor, LG Academy

Publications and Research Papers

A Study on Inflationary Expectations of Korean Consumers, Economic Papers, Seoul National University, 1982

A Comparative Study on Internatiional Competitiveness : Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Singapore, KIET, 1983

Foreign Capital and Korean Economy, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics Trade (KIET), 1983

Korean Model of Welfare Capitalism, The Ilhae Institute, 1987

Korea Approaching a Developed Economy Regime,Asian Industrialization: Changing Economic Structures, Vol.1, Part A, 1988

Prospects for the Korean Economy in 1993, Lucky-Goldstar Economic Research Institute, mimeo, 1993

Korea's New Economy Plan and Recent Economic Reform, Journal of Asian Economics, Vol.5, No.4, 1994

The Korean Economy; Performance and Vision for 21st Century, Korea Development Institute, 1996

"The Modern Macroeconomics, Bupmoon Publishing Company, 1997

Reform of the Korean Economy, The 21st Century Books, 1998

The Restructuring of Korean Economy and the Course of Korean Capitalism, Hallym University, February 1999

The Korean Economy into the New Millennium: Reform or Revival, To be presented at Conference Australia and Korea into the New Millennium; Political, Economic and Business Relations, Australian Centre for Korean Studies, Griffith University, Australia, August 1999

The Desirable Views of Economic Values for Korean Economy and Society in the 21st Century, Hyundai Research Institute, September 2000

In Search of a New Capitalist Spirit for the Korean Economy, Agenda for Economic Reform in Korea: International Perspectives, Hoover Institution Press, 2001

"The Korean Economy in Transition: Legacies and Vision for the 21st Century," Agenda for Economic Reform in Korea: International Perspectives, Hoover Institution Press, 2001.


and several others...

Previous Presidents / Profile
7th Whang, In Joung
In Office

1992.3.11~1993.5.17

Recent Activity

President, Kangwon Development Research Institute Chairman, Association of Provincial Government Sponsored Research Institutes

Education
  • 1985

    Bachelor of Political Sciences, Seoul National University.

  • 1961

    Master of Public Administration; Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

  • 1968

    PhD. in Economic-Social Development; GSPIA, University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A.

Professional Experience
  • 1961 ~ 1968

    Economic Planning Officer, Economic Planning Board, the Republic of Korea

  • 1968 ~ 1976

    Professor of Development Economics, Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University

  • 1973 ~ 1978

    Senior Expert, United Nations Asian and Pacific Development Administration Center (APDAC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • 1985 ~ 1987

    Chairman, Board of Management, United Nations Asian and Pacific Development Center (APDC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • 1987 ~ 1989

    President, Association of Development Research and Training Institutes for Asia and the Pacific (ADIPA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • 1993 ~ 1995

    Member, Presidential Commission on Administrative Reform, the Republic of Korea Government

  • 1986 ~ 1988

    Vice President, Korea Development Institute (KDI)

  • 1988 ~ 1991

    Executive Vice Chairman, International Private Economic Council of Korea (IPECK), (implementing agency of government's northern policy)

  • 1992 ~ 1993

    President, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics Trade (KIET)

  • 1994.11

    Member, Eminent Persons Group, United Nations ESCAP, Bangkok, Thailand

  • 1993 ~ 1995

    President, Korea Development Institute (KDI)

  • 1995 ~ 1997

    Visiting Professor of Political Economy, Korea Advanced Institute of Science Technology (KAIST)

  • 1998 ~ present

    President, Kangwon Development Research Institute

  • 2000 ~ present

    Director, Board of Directors, Sangji University Foundation, Korea

  • 2001 ~ present

    Chairman, Association of Provincial Government Sponsored Research Institutes

Honor
  • 1966

    Taraknath Das Award, University of Pittsburgh (for outstanding in Asian Studies)

  • 1986. 3

    Order of Diplomatic Service Merit (Soong-Ryeh), the Republic of Korea

  • 1992. 6

    Order of Diplomatic Service Merit (Hung-In), the Republic of Korea

Publications

Government and Economic Development, Seoul, SNU Press, 1970 (in Korean)

Management of Rural Change in Korea, Seoul, SNU Press, 1981 Social Development in Action: the Korean Experience, Seoul, KDI Press, 1987

Globalization of Korean Economy, (ed.) Seoul, KDI Press, 1994 (in Korean) Serious Reform Creats History, Seoul, Olrum publisher, 1992 (in Korean) Economic Transformation of Korea, 1945-95, Seoul, The Sejong Institute Press, 1997

Economic Logic and Policy Development, Hallym University Press, 2001 (in Korean)


and several others...

Previous Presidents / Profile
6th Song, Hee-Yhon
In Office

1992.3.11~1993.5.17

Recent Activity

Dean, College of Northeast Asian Studies, University of Inchon Chairman, Asia Development Institute (ADI)

Education

Ph.D. & M.S. in Economics, Syracuse University B.S., Seoul National University

Professional Experience
  • 1965 ~ 1969

    Teaching Assistant, Syracuse University

  • 1969 ~ 1971

    Research Economist, Crown Zellerbach Corp., Portland, Oregon

  • 1971 ~ 1977

    Senior Fellow, Korea Development Institute (KDI)

  • 1975 ~ 1977

    Chief, Macro Planning Division, Korea Development Institute (KDI)

  • 1977 ~ 1979

    Director of Research, Korea International Economic Institute (KIEI)

  • 1979 ~ 1981

    Director of Research, President's Council of Economic and Scientific Advisers

  • 1982 ~ 1983

    Vice President, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade (KIET)

  • 1983 ~ 1986

    Director, Business Consultation Service Division (KIET)

  • 1987 ~ 1991

    President, Korea Maritime Institute (KMI)

  • 1991 ~ 1992

    President, Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET)

  • 1992 ~ 1993

    President, Korea Development Institute (KDI)

  • 1994 ~ 1997

    President, Asia Development Institute (ADI) Visiting Professor, Economics, ChungNam National University

  • 1997 ~ present

    Dean, College of Northeast Asian Studies, University of Inchon Chairman, Asia Development Institute (ADI)

Advistory Activities
  • 1975 ~ 1976

    Member, Overall Planning Unit, Fourth Five-Year Plan Committee

  • 1975 ~ 1976

    Member, Pricing and Marketing Planning Unit, Fourth Five-Year Plan Committee

  • 1979 ~ present

    Member, Trade Promotion Committee, Korea Foreign Trade Association

  • 1980 ~ 1981

    Member, Overall Planning Unit, Fifth Five-Year Plan Committee

  • 1977 ~ 1979

    Director of Research, Korea International Economic Institute (KIEI)

  • 1979 ~ 1981

    Director of Research, President's Council of Economic and Scientific Advisers

  • 1983 ~ present

    Member, Statistical Council, National Statistical Office

  • 1985 ~ 1986

    Member, Industrial Planning Unit, Sixth Five-Year Plan Committee

  • 1985 ~ 1986

    Member, Small and Medium Industries Unit, Sixth Five-Year Plan Committee

  • 1986 ~ 1988

    Member, Small and Medium Industry Development Committee

  • 1986 ~ 1988

    Member, Committee for Integration of Small and Medium Firms to Large Enterprises

  • 1986 ~ 1991

    Professor, Central Officials Training Institute

  • 1987 ~ 1987

    UNDP Adviser, Seventh Five-Year Economic Development Plan, Pakistan

  • 1990 ~ 1992

    Member of Coordinating Committee, the Seventh Five-Year Economic and Social Development Plan, Economic Planning Board

Publications and Research Papers

Econometric Forecasting Models for U.S. Housing Starts, Published for the Crown Zellerbach Co., Research Paper, 1970

Revised Note on Monetary Forecasts for 1973 Working Paper 7301, Korea Development Institute, seoul, January 1973

An Econometric Forecasting Model of the Korean Economy, Presented at the KDI-DAS (Harvard University) Conference, Seoul, October 10-12, 1973 A Commodity Study of Major Raw Materials, Research Paper NO. 11, Korea Development Institute, Seoul, May 1973 (in Korean)

Price Stabilization Policy of the Economy, Presented at the Economic Policy Council Conference, Seoul, December 6-Korean 27, 1974(in Korean) A Quantitative Analysis of the Korean Exports Projection, 1975-1976, Research Paper NO. 75-04, Korea Development Institute, Seoul, January 1975 (in Korean)

Demand Projection for Steel Industry -- An Econometric Study, KDI Press No. 12, Korea Development Institute, Seoul, October 1976 (in Korean)

Import Policy for korea: Problems and Policy Directions, Research Paper, Korea International Economic Institute, Seoul, 1978 (in Korean)

"Economic Miracles in Korea", Economic Interaction in the Pacific Basin, edited by Lawrence B. Krause and Sueo Sekiguchi, The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., 1980, pp. 117-146

Current Economic Issues and Policies, Policy Paper 80-Ⅲ, President's Council of Economic and Scientific Advisers, Seoul, September 1981 Balance of Payments: Problems and Policy Directions, Policy Paper 81-Ⅰ, President's Council of Economic and Scientific Advisers, Seoul, September 1981

Promotion of Science and Techology: Problem and Policy Directions, Policy Paper 81-Ⅲ, President's Council of Economic and Scientific Advisers, Seoul, April 1981

Small Business Modernization Case Studies: Republic of Korea, Proceedings of the 10th International Small Business Congress, Singapore, September 1983, pp. 283-288

The Sources of Economic Growth in Korea, Research Paper, The Korean Economic Association, August 1984, (in Korean)

The pattern of economic Development and The Role of Government in Korea, Paper Presented at the 31st Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Portland, Oregon, October 5-7, 1989

The Strategy and Master Plan of Mechanical Engineering Dvelopment in Vietnam to the Year 2010(V.M.E.D 2010) Asia Development Institute, 1997

Logistics in Northeast Asian, The Journal of Northeast Asian Economic Studies Volume 9 Number 2, February 1998

Memberships of Associations
  • Korea Economic Association
  • Korea International Economic Association
  • Rotary Club of Seoul-Jeongdong(D-3650)
  • A Commodity Study of Major Raw Materials, Research Paper NO. 11, Korea
  • Development Institute, Seoul, May 1973 (in Korean)
Memberships of Associations
  • 1986 11.

    An Order of Industrial Services Merit, Tin Tower

Previous Presidents / Profile
5th Koo, Bon-Ho
In Office

1987.6.3 ~ 1992.3.10

Recent Activity

University Chair Professor of Economics, University of Ulsan

Education

Ph.D. & M.A. in Economics, University of Minnesota B.A., Seoul National University

Professional Experience
  • 1967 ~ 1971

    Assistant Professor of Economics, Georgia State University, U.S.A

  • 1971 ~ 1980

    Vice President and Research Director, Korea Development Institute

  • 1980 ~ 1981

    President, Korea Energy Research Institute

  • 1981 ~ 1987

    Dean, The Graduate School(1985~1987) and Professor of Economics, Hanyang University

  • 1987 ~ 1992

    President, Korea Development Institute Winter Semester

  • 1995

    Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

  • 1992 ~ 1996

    Professor of Economics and Dean of Graduate School of Financial Studies, Hanyang University

  • 1996. 3 ~ 2000. 2

    President, University of Ulsan

  • 2002. 2 ~ Present

    University Chair Professor of Economics, University of Ulsan

Publications in English
  • book Financial Development in Korea: 1945~78 (with David Cole), Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University Press, 1983.
    Meeting World Challenges: U.S. Manufacturing in the 1990's (with Rudiger Dornbusch and Paul Krugman), Eastman Kodak Company, 1989.
    The Financial Development of Japan, Korea, and Taiwan; Growth, Repression, and Liberalization (Co-edited with Hugh T. Patrick), Oxford University Press, 1994.
    Financial Opening; Policy Lessons for Korea (Co-edited with Rudiger Dornbusch), Korea Institute of Finance and International Center for Economic Growth, 1995.
    Financial Liberalization and Opening in East Asia: Issues and Policy Challenges, Korea Institute of Finance, April, 1998.
    Exchange Rate Policies in Emerging Asian Countries (Co-edited with Stefan Collignon and Jean Pisani-Ferry ), Routledge, 1999.
  • Articles "Institutional Investors, Trade Linkage, Macroeconomic Similarities, and the Contagious Thai Crisis" (with Chi-Young Song), The Journal of Japanese and International Economies, 2000, forthcoming.
    "Beyond the Chiang Mai Initiative: Rationale and Need for Decision-Making Body and Extended Regional Surveillance under the ASEAN+3 Framework," a paper prepared for ASEAN +3 Deputies meeting, Bangkok, October 22, 2000.
    "A Post Crisis Paradigm of Development for East Asia: Governance, Markets, and Institutions," a paper prepared as a background study for the paradigm project of the ADBI, Tokyo, January 2001.
    "East Asian Dilemma : Restructuring Out or Growing Out?" presented at the 12th Workshop on Asia Economic Outlook, Princeton Essay in International Economics, 2001, forthcoming.
    "Financial Contagion in the East Asian Crisis - With Special Reference to the Republic of Korea" (with Chi-Young Song), International Financial Contagion, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001, forthcoming.
    "Reform of the International Financial System and Institutions in light of the Asian Financial Crisis" (with Yunjong Wang) presented at the G-24 Technical Group Meeting, UNCTAD, Geneva, Switzerland, September 14, 2000, UNCTAD/Harvard Kennedy School Working Paper, 2001, forthcoming.
    "East Asia's Experiences with Floating Rates" (with Chi-Young Song), a paper presented to the conference on Crisis Prevention and Response: Addressing Global Economic Imbalances in the North and Boom-Bust Cycles in the South, FONDAD, Santiago de Chile, March 1-2, 2001.
    "Recovery and Sustainability in East Asia" (with Jong Wha Lee), a paper prepared for the conference on Management of Currency Crises, NBER, March 28-31, 2001, forthcoming. and many others…
Previous Presidents / Profile
4th Park, Yung-Chul
In Office

1986.10.17 ~ 1987.5.29

Recent Activity

Chairman, The Board of Directors Korea Exchange Bank

Education
  • 1963. 4

    Seoul National University; Seoul, Korea College of Social Sciences B.A. in Economics.

  • 1958

    University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.Ph.D. in Economics, Fields of Specialization: Monetary Theory and International Finance

Professional Experience
  • 1968. 7 ~ 1972. 8

    Economist, Financial Studies Division, Research Department International Monetary Fund, Washington

  • 1972. 9 ~ 1976. 8

    Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics

  • 1976. 9 ~ present

    Professor of Economics, Department of Economics Korea University

  • 1979. 2 ~ 1982. 2

    Director, The Institute of Economic Development Korea University

  • 1981. 1 ~ 1982. 1

    Visiting Scholar of Economics Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • 1981. 1 ~ 1982. 1

    Visiting Professor of Economics, Department of Economics Boston University

  • 1984. 6 ~ 1986. 11

    Member, The Monetary Board The Bank of Korea (Central Bank)

  • 1986. 10 ~ 1987. 5

    President, Korea Development Institute (KDI)

  • 1987. 6 ~ 1988. 2

    Senior Secretary to the President for Economic Affairs Office of the President, Korea

  • 1988. 9 ~ 1989. 1

    Research Associate, Harvard Institute for International Development

  • 1988. 9 ~ 1989. 1

    Visiting Professor of Economics, Department of Economics Harvard University

  • 1990. 11 ~ 1992. 7

    Director, Institute of Economic Research Korea University

  • 1995. 1 ~ 1998. 2

    Member, Globalization Promotion Committee Office of the Prime Minister

  • 1997. 1 ~ 1998. 1

    Member, Presidential commission on Financial Reform Office of the president

  • 1992. 7 ~ 1998. 7

    President, Korea Institute of Finance

  • 1998. 8 ~ 1998. 12

    Chairman, CBK-Hanil Bank Merger Committee

  • 1998. 3 ~ present

    Member of the Board of Directors, Korea Telecom

  • 1999. 2 ~ present

    Chairman, The Board of Directors Korea Exchange Ban

  • 2001. 2 ~ present

    Ambassador for International Economy and Trade Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Honor
  • 2000. 5

    Honorary Doctorate in humane letters by Grinnell College

Publications in English
  • book Financial Development in Korea: 1945~78 (with David Cole), Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University Press, 1983.
    Meeting World Challenges: U.S. Manufacturing in the 1990's (with Rudiger Dornbusch and Paul Krugman), Eastman Kodak Company, 1989.
    The Financial Development of Japan, Korea, and Taiwan; Growth, Repression, and Liberalization (Co-edited with Hugh T. Patrick), Oxford University Press, 1994.
    Financial Opening; Policy Lessons for Korea (Co-edited with Rudiger Dornbusch), Korea Institute of Finance and International Center for Economic Growth, 1995.
    Financial Liberalization and Opening in East Asia: Issues and Policy Challenges, Korea Institute of Finance, April, 1998.
    Exchange Rate Policies in Emerging Asian Countries (Co-edited with Stefan Collignon and Jean Pisani-Ferry ), Routledge, 1999.
  • Articles "Institutional Investors, Trade Linkage, Macroeconomic Similarities, and the Contagious Thai Crisis" (with Chi-Young Song), The Journal of Japanese and International Economies, 2000, forthcoming.
    "Beyond the Chiang Mai Initiative: Rationale and Need for Decision-Making Body and Extended Regional Surveillance under the ASEAN+3 Framework," a paper prepared for ASEAN +3 Deputies meeting, Bangkok, October 22, 2000.
    "A Post Crisis Paradigm of Development for East Asia: Governance, Markets, and Institutions," a paper prepared as a background study for the paradigm project of the ADBI, Tokyo, January 2001.
    "East Asian Dilemma : Restructuring Out or Growing Out?" presented at the 12th Workshop on Asia Economic Outlook, Princeton Essay in International Economics, 2001, forthcoming.
    "Financial Contagion in the East Asian Crisis - With Special Reference to the Republic of Korea" (with Chi-Young Song), International Financial Contagion, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001, forthcoming.
    "Reform of the International Financial System and Institutions in light of the Asian Financial Crisis" (with Yunjong Wang) presented at the G-24 Technical Group Meeting, UNCTAD, Geneva, Switzerland, September 14, 2000, UNCTAD/Harvard Kennedy School Working Paper, 2001, forthcoming.
    "East Asia's Experiences with Floating Rates" (with Chi-Young Song), a paper presented to the conference on Crisis Prevention and Response: Addressing Global Economic Imbalances in the North and Boom-Bust Cycles in the South, FONDAD, Santiago de Chile, March 1-2, 2001.
    "Recovery and Sustainability in East Asia" (with Jong Wha Lee), a paper prepared for the conference on Management of Currency Crises, NBER, March 28-31, 2001, forthcoming. and many others…
Previous Presidents / Profile
3rd Ahn, Seung-Chul
In Office

1983.11.7 ~ 1986.10.17

Recent Activity

President of the Jaeneung University, Inchon near Seoul

Education
  • 1960. 3

    Graduated from the College of Commerce, Seoul National University (B.A. in Commerce)

  • 1968. 6

    Graduated from the Graduate School, University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D. in Economics)

Career

On completion of his Doctor's degree in Economics in 1968, he became an Assiatant Professor of Economics at Wisconsin State University (Stevens Point Campus). In 1969, he taught at California State University (Fullerton Campus).

In 1970, he returned to Korea to join the Bank of Korea, where he served until 1983 in several positions, including Deputy Director of the Research Department, Deputy Director of the International Finance Department, Chief Representative of the Singapore Office, and Director of the Research Department.

From 1983 to October 1986, he has been the President of the Korea Development Institute (a government appointment). The KDI is a think-tank for advising comprehensive policies for the economic and social development of Korea.

From October 1986 to March 1988, he served as the President of the Korea Credit Guarantee Fund, which is a government financial institution to support small and medium businesses through credit guarantee facilities. From March 1988 to March 1991, he has been the President of the Industrial Bank of Korea, which is a government development bank specializing in small and medium enterprises financing.

In March 1992, he was appointed by the government as the Board Chairman of the Citizens National Bank of Korea (the Kookmin Bank), which specializes in small business and household loans. During 1994~1996, he has been the Chairman of the First Finance Research Institute, which is a research and consulting subsidiary of the Korea First Banking group.

In August 1996, he was appointed by the government as a Member of the Monetary Board of the Bank of Korea, which is the supreme policy-making body of monetary policy and bank supervising in Korea. With the amendment of the Bank of Korea Act, his tenure was finished at the end of March 1998.

Since March 1997, he has also been affiliated with the Asian Development Bank as a consultant ( a member of the Eminent Persons Group) for the manpower and policy development of the Ministry of Planning & Investment of the Vietnamese government.

Currently, he is the President of the Jaeneung University, which has about 4,000 student enrollments with 15 departments located in the port city of Inchon near Seoul.

Previous Presidents / Profile
2nd Kim, Ki-Hwan
In Office

1982.1.19 ~ 1983.10.15

Recent Activity
  • International Advisor at Goldman Sachs
  • Chairman of Korean National Committee for the Pacific
  • Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)
  • Chairman of the Society for Unification Studies
Education
  • 1957

    B.A. in History, Grinnell College, U.S.A.

  • 1958

    M.A. in History, Yale University, U.S.A.

  • 1971

    Ph.D. in Economics, University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A.

Professional Experience
  • 1971 ~ 1976

    Assistant Professor in Economics, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of California at Davis

  • 1976 ~ 1981

    Director of Research for the Korea International Economic Institute

  • 1979 ~ 1981

    Senior Counselor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Planning

  • 1981 ~ 1983

    A member of the Monetary Board

  • 1982 ~ 1983

    The Pacific Board of Economists for the Time magazine President of the Korea Development Institute (KDI)

  • 1983 ~ 1984

    Vice-Minister of Trade and Industry

  • 1984 ~ 1986

    Chief Delegate to the North-South Inter Korea Economic Talks Secretary General of the International Economic Policy Council Ambassador Plenipotentiary for the Republic of Korea

  • 1986 ~ 1987

    Chairman and President of the Ilhae Foundation

  • 1987 ~ 1989

    President of the Sejong Institute

  • 1990

    Consultant to the World Bank

  • 1990 ~ 1991

    Visiting Scholar at the University of Tokyo

  • 1991 ~ 1992

    Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics, University of California at Berkeley (Fall semester)

  • 1992 ~ 1999

    Senior Advisor at Kim & Chang Law Firm

  • 1993

    Consultant to OECD

  • 1993 ~ 1997

    Chairman of the Korea Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA)

  • 1994 ~ 1998

    Member of the Presidential Commission for Globalization Policy

  • 1995 ~ 1998

    Chairman of the Policy Evaluation Committee for the Ministry of Unification

  • 1997 ~ 1998

    Member of the Presidential Commission on Financial Reform

  • 1997 ~ 1999

    Korea's Ambassador-at-Large for Economic Affairs

  • 1998 ~ 2001

    Chairman and CEO of Media Valley Inc.

  • 2001 ~ present

    International Advisor at Goldman Sachs Chairman of Korean National Committee for the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC Chairman of the Society for Unification Studies

Honor
  • 2000. 5

    Honorary Doctorate in humane letters by Grinnell College

Publications

Korea : A Case of State-Led Development, co-authored with Danny Leipziger, the World Bank, 1993 and many others...

Previous Presidents / Profile
1st Kim, Mahn Je
In Office

1971.3.11 ~ 1982.1.19

Recent Activity

Chairman, Policy Advisory Committee of Hannara Party

Education
  • 1958

    Graduated from the School of Economics of Denver Univ. in U.S.A.

  • 1964

    Ph.D. in Economics, Missouri Univ. in U.S.A.

Professional Experience
  • 1964 ~ 1966

    Consultant for Economy, USAID

  • 1967 ~ 1970

    Director of Research for the Korea International Economic Institute

  • 1971 ~ 1981

    President, KDI (Korea Development Institute)

  • 1975 ~ 1981

    Member, Monetary Policy Committee

  • 1982 ~ 1983

    The First Chairman & CEO, KORAM Bank

  • 1983.10 ~ 1986.1

    Minister, Ministry of Finance

  • 1986.1 ~ 1987.5

    Deputy Prime Minister & Economic Planning Minister

  • 1991 ~ 1992

    Chairman, Samsung Life Insurance Co.

  • 1992 ~ 1994

    Korea Representative, APEC Eminent Persons Group

  • 1994.3 ~ 1998.3

    Chairman, Pohang Steel & Iron Co. Ltd.

  • 1994 ~ 1996

    Consultant for China, IBRD

  • 1994 ~ present

    Director, East-West Center at Hawaii in U.S.A.

  • 1996 ~ 1997

    Chairman, IISI (International Institute for Steel & Iron)

  • 1996.3 ~ 1998.3

    The Distinguished Professor, the Graduate School of International Studies, Korea Univ.

  • 2000.1 ~ present

    Chairman, Policy Advisory Committee of Hannara Party

  • 2000.2 ~ present

    Representative of Hannara Party, Susung-Ku(Gab), Taegu

  • 2000.6 ~ present

    Member, the 16th National Assembly