South Korea's Heavy and Chemical Industrialization: Historical Overview and Policy Instruments
National Research University Higher School of Economics invites you to participate in our online meeting of the Discussion Club on Modern Economic Policy. At this time we will host Professor Choong-Yong Ahn, Graduate School of International Studies, Chung-Ang University, Seoul with a presentation
Dr. Choong-Yong Ahn
Distinguished Professor of Economics, Graduate School of International Studies, Chung-Ang University, Seoul
About the speaker: Dr. Ahn is currently Chairman, Korea Commission for Corporate Partnership (KCCP) and responsible for inducing voluntary collaborations and nurturing synergy between Korea’s big businesses, and small and medium enterprises. He is also Chairman of the Board, Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO.) Before taking his current posts, he served as Foreign Investment Ombudsman (2006-2014) who is the troubleshooter responsible for resolving grievances raised by foreign investor at the Korea Trade and Investment Promotion Agency in Korea. He is former Chairman of the Presidential Regulatory Reform Committee (2010-2012). He also holds Distinguished Professorship at Graduate School of International Studies, Chung-Ang University. While on sabbatical from Chung-Ang University, he also served several posts such as the President of the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (2002-2005); Chair of the APEC Economic Committee; Chair of Board, Choheung Bank; consultant to the World Bank; UNIDO Chief Technical Advisor to the Economic Planning Unit of Malaysia to design Malaysia's industrial master plan; and served as President of several academic societies in Korea including the Korea International Economics Association, Korean Association of Trade and Industry Studies, and the Korea Econometric Society.
Dr. Ahn’s honors include the Economist of the Year Award from the Maeil Business Daily Newspaper in Korea, the Okita Policy Research Award by the National Institute for Research Advancement in Japan for his publication on “Modern East Asian Economy”, and Free Economy Publication Award by the Federation of Korean Industries. Since receiving his Ph.D. from Ohio State University, Dr. Ahn has published many articles in international journals including Review of Economics and Statistics, European Economic Review, Japanese Economic Review, Journal of Asian Economics and Monograph papers in North-Holland, Cambridge University Press, Springer and Edward Elgar, etc. Dr. Ahn most recent publications include “Towards an East Asian Economic Community: Opportunities and Challenges, Chapter 6 in (ed. Peter Hayes and C.I. Moon) The Future of East Asia, Asia Today, Macmillan, Palgrave, 2018.