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Deok-Ryong Yoon PhD

Dr. Yoon most recently worked as a senior research fellow at KIEP (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy). He is also an invited professor at the Institute for Korean Unification Studies at Yonsei University. He received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Kiel University in Germany. He was an Executive Director of PECC Korea and director general of APEC Education Foundation. He continues to serve as a member of various expert groups and advisory committees in diverse ministries and presidential offices in Korea. In addition to numerous papers and books, he is the author of “Asian Monetary Cooperation: A Search for Regional Monetary Stability in the Post-Euro and the Post-Asian Crisis Era” in Economic Papers(Bank of Korea 2000), Searching for a Better Regional Surveillance Mechanism in East Asia(KIEP 2002). The Role of Regional Development Banks: Financing for Development and Solidarity in East Asia (Edward Elgar, London, 2003), “How to Finance North Korea’s Capital Requirements for Economic Recovery,” (East Asian Review, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2004) and National Financial Revenue and Expenditure of North Korea (KIEP 2005).

At SAIS, he is writing a textbook on “Economics of North Korea” using his accumulated lecture notes and research results. This book will focus on explaining the current economic situation of North Korea on the basis of economic theories.