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  • KDI Review of the North Korean Economy, July 2020
  • Date July 31, 2020
  • Language Korean
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KDI Review of the North Korean Economy for July presents three trend analysis articles and summarizes discussions presented in the North Korean Economic Research Forum held under the title “North Korean Economy Study and Improvements of KDI Review of the North Korean Economy.”

On June 5, 2020, the KDI Office of the North Korean Economics Studies held an advisory conference for the first half of 2020, attended by external editorial advisors. Participants exchanged opinions regarding the current status and trends of the studies of the North Korean economy and discussed on the direction of the journals related to this field of study, particularly ideas to improve the KDI Review.

In “North Korean Economy and Residents' Health,” author looks into how the recent deepening economic crisis affects the health of North Koreans by linking the current economic situation and public health conditions from a macro perspective. “Transition from ‘Korean Ethnic-race Firstism’ to ‘Nation Firstism’: Meaning and Prospect of ‘Nation Firstism’” introduces the background and contents of the new strategy and forecasts the future direction of internal and external policies. Lastly, reflecting the current rend of growing women’s participation in the labor market, “North Korean Women's Labor and Occupation in the Kim Jong Un Era” looks into the gender division of labor and gender discrimination structure observed in the official labor sectors of the North Korean economy. Also, based on the oral statements by North Korean women who defected recently, the article analyzes the aspects and characteristics of North Korean women's job selection and labor in the official sector.
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The Department of Macroeconomics is conducting researches on the macro economy and macroeconomic policy, particularly focusing on suggesting the analysis of macroeconomic trends and current status of the economy at home and abroad, the economic forecast, and the policy direction of the macro economy. The Department is also in charge of establishing, sustaining and maintaining various econometric models, based on which it analyses policy effects and develops a long-term economic forecast.

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  • Economic trend analysis, short- and long-term forecast
  • Policy study on macroeconomic management
  • Basic structural analysis on macroeconomic areas
  • Maintenance of multi-sectoral dynamic macroeconomic model
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  • LEE. Tae Suk

    Director, Division of Analysis and Evaluation

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  • CHO, Byungkoo On leave

    Director and Vice President, Department of North Korean Economy

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    Fellow

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    Research Associate

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    Specialist

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