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The Korean Economy: Challenges in the Future

Dr. Il SaKong, former finance minister of the Republic of Korea (South Korea), discusses "The Korean Economy: Challenges in the Future" at the Athenaeum on November 12. His speech is sponsored by the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies.

Dr. SaKong received his doctoral degree at UCLA, and taught at New York University and the University of Sheffield in England. After his return to Korea in 1973, he assumed a number of important policy-making positions: vice president of the Korea Development Institute, president of the Korea Institute for Economics and Technology, and senior secretary to the president for economic affairs. In 1987-88 he served as finance minister. At present Dr. SaKong serves as a visiting fellow at the Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C., and as a special consultant to the International Monetary Fund.

He has, in addition, written several books and monographs, including Government, Business and Entrepreneurship in Economic Development: The Korean Case (1980), and Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Enterprise in Asia (1979).

The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m., and is preceded by a 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner. If you wish to attend the reception and dinner, please fill out and return the reservation form.