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Korean Economy

Reflections at the New Millenium

Korean Economy
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  • Item/ISBN: 9781565911734
  • Publisher: Hollym
  • Year: 2001
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Pages: 448
  • Language: English
  • Class: Buch

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The Korean economy is a model of extensive economic development in a short period of time. Korean success, however, has not been free of problems, and the recent financial crisis in particular can be interpreted as an example of failure in economic management. Too simplistic an interpretation of the Korean economy, whether positive or negative, should be cautioned against. In order to better grasp the contemporary Korean economy in all its complexity, it is necessary to understand the political and economic terrain as well as the time-space context in which the Korean economy is located. This volume attempts to provide readers abroad with a short but balanced introduction to economic issues in modern Korea by presenting a wide range of topics from a diverse group of contributors. Part I introduces earlier efforts at economic development and discusses their achievements and failures. In Part II, several contributors examine the meaning and effects of rapid economic growth in relation to the country¹s social and economic development. The 1997 financial crisis and subsequent responses by the government and corporate sector are the focus of Part III. Since the adjustment process is still continuing, a comprehensive evaluation must wait a few more years. Part IV discusses the role of the government, which was essential for the rapid growth of the Korean economy in a changing environment. Since this volume is a collection of articles published in the Korea Journal, it intends to offer readers a variety of topics and views rather than an in-depth analysis of a single topic.


Table of Contents


I. The Korean Economy in Early Development Stages

· Whang, ln-Joung. Administration of Land Reform in Korea, 1949-52

· Kuznets, P.W. The Korean Take-Off

· Lim, Ä'oung-Il. Social and Economic Costs of Industrialization in Korea

· Jeong, Ki-Jun. Achievements and Failures of the Korean Economy in the 1970s

· Kirn, Cae-One. Exports and Business Conglomerates

· Ouh, Yoon-Bae. An Inquiry into Factors Affecting the Behavioral Pattern of Korean Enterprises


II. Economic Growth and Socio-Political Development

· MacManus, Susan. The Three Es of Economic Development: 30 Years of Economic Development Planning in Korea

· Moon, Chung-Jn. The Politics of Structural Adjustment in South Korea

· Song, Ho Keun. Who Benefits from Industrial Restructuring? Reflections on South Korean Experience in the 1980s

· Han, Sang-Jin. Economic Development and Democracy: Korea as a New N4odel?


III. The 1997 Financial Crisis and the Future of the Korean Economy

· Jwa Sung Hee and Hub Chrm Guk. Korea's 1997 Currency Crisis: Causes and Implications

· Li, Jaewoo. Corporate Re4ru~turing in Korea

· Wang, Yunjong. Restructuring and the Role of International Financial Institutions

· Yi, Insill. Mid-term Evaluation: Tbe Korean Financial Crisis

· Seong, Kyoung-Ryung. Massive Unemployment and Social Disorganization: A New Face of High-Risk Society


IV. The Shifting Role of Government in Economic Management

· Jwa, Sung Hee. The Role of Government in Economic Management: Koreas Experience and Lessons

· Chung, Un Chan. A Critical Look at the Korean Economy

· Yoo, Jungho. The Korean Economy in a Borderless World


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