Jong Wha LEE

Professor of Economics and Director of the Asiatic Research Institute - Korea University, Seoul Korea

Dr. Lee is currently Professor of Economics and Director of the Asiatic Research Institute at Korea University.

He served as senior adviser for international economic affairs to former President of South Korea, Lee Myung-Bak and Korean G-20 Sherpa. He was previously Chief Economist and Head of the Office of Regional Economic Integration at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He has taught at Harvard University, Australian National University and Peking University.

Dr. Lee has published extensively on topics relating to human capital, growth, financial crisis and economic integration in leading academic journals. His most recent books include Is this the Asian Century? (World Scientific, 2017), Crisis and Recovery: Learning from the Asian Experience (World Scientific, 2016) and Rebalancing for Sustainable Growth: Asia’s Postcrisis Challenge, co-edited with M. Kawai (Springer, 2015).

Dr. Lee is a regular columnist for Project Syndicate and Korea Joong Ang Daily.

Dr. Lee obtained his Ph.D. and Master’s degree in Economics from Harvard University, and his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in economics from Korea University in Seoul.


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