KIEP Opinions


  • Global E-commerce and Data Localization Issues 

    Yub, Lee Kyu (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2017-10-11)
    Commerce has evolved together with the internet. Commerce is con-ducted via the internet, which in turn, changes commerce. Electronic commerce (or e-commerce) is the most natural outcome derived from the evolution in the modern digital economy. Yet, ...
  • Efficient Labor Reallocation and Productivity Growth 

    Hyelin, Choi (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2017-08-30)
    Differences in income across countries are largely accounted for by productivity variations. The overall productivity growth is attributed to both the productive efficiency of individual firms or industries and the al-locative efficiency between them. ...
  • Mobile Health Services in Africa: A New Cooperation Opportunity for Korea 

    Wook, Jung Jae (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2017-08-02)
    Rwanda, the landlocked country in East Africa well-known for its tragic history, is now being mentioned as a huge success example of basic-level mobile health services for pregnant women and their children, called RapidSMS, introduced by UNICEF to the ...
  • Protectionism and Non-Tariff Measures: Myths and Truths 

    Moonhee, CHO (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, 2017-07-25)
    Rising protectionism has recently become an increasing concern amongst a number of trade economists and policymakers. At the 2017 G20 Hamburg summit, G20 leaders agreed to fight protectionism includ-ing all unfair trade practices. However, the language ...

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