5. Briefs

Briefs are concise narratives of topical issues intended to inform, stimulate, debate, make a decision or action, spark change, persuade policy makers, or generate a quick response to an issue. Briefs are short-format (2–16 pages) summaries to inform about developments, thematic and sector research, economic reports, or policy and strategy issues. Designed to be quick-disseminating, briefs can be short position papers or strategic knowledge products that are text-driven and light on images.


  • The Effect of Financial Market Integration on Monetary Policy and Long-term Interest Rate in Korea and Its Policy Implications 

    Kim, Kyunghun; Kim, Soyoung; Yang, Da Young; Kang, Eunjung (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2018-03-09)
    Financial market integration mitigates production shocks that occur in a country by pooling the risk through portfolio diversification and this contributes to consumption smoothing for life-time utility maximization. Financial market integration also ...
  • Changing Economic Environments in Mercosur and Strategic Ways to Foster Business Cooperation between Korea and Mercosur 

    Kwon, Kisu; Kim, Jino; Park, Misook; Kim, Hyoeun (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2018-03-05)
    In recent years, the economic ties between Korea and Mercosur countries have declined due to various factors. However, the emergence of market-friendly governments in Brazil and Argentina that put emphasis on reform and accessibility could prove to be ...
  • Building Capacity for Geo-Enabling Health Information Systems: Supporting Equitable Health Services and Well-Being For ALL 

    Ebener, Steeve; Roth, Susann; Khetrapal, Sonalini (Asian Development Bank, 2018-02-28)
    Universal health coverage (UHC)—equitable access to quality health services without undue financial hardship—is the stated aim of almost every country in Asia and the Pacific. The effective management and use of geospatial data and technologies (GST, ...
  • The Effects of Exports on Employment in Korean Manufacturing: An Industry-level Analysis 

    Whang, Unjung; Lee, Sooyoung; Kim, Hyuk-Hwang; Kang, Youngo (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2018-02-28)
    In light of the importance of exports in the Korean labor market, this study looks into the effect of exports on employment using industry-level data for Korean manufacturing sector. We begin with exploring the main reason behind why export growth does ...

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