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

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

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.