Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET)

The Duke University Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (Duke CGGC) signed an agreement with the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics & Trade (KIET) to begin a new research project that will investigate industrial upgrading opportunities for the Korean economy from a global value chain (GVC) perspective.

A team of Duke CGGC researchers and collaborators will look at two important industries for Korea, electronics and shipbuilding. The study will look at the evolution and current status of these industries in Korea, and where Korea is positioned in these industries from a regional and global perspective. The research will highlight the importance of using a GVC framework when creating industrial policies in a developed country such as Korea.

The team will outline its findings in a report co-authored by Duke CGGC and KIET that will also be published as a KIET book targeted towards researchers and policymakers interested in Korean policy studies. Upon finalization of the project in summer 2017, KIET will host an event to announce and discuss the implications of the project’s findings and future collaborative research opportunities.

Project Team

  • Project Manager; Researcher (Electronics, Shipbuilding): Stacey Frederick
  • Researcher (Shipbuilding): Lukas Brun
  • Researcher (Electronics): Joonkoo Lee, Hanyang University

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