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Kyle Ferrier

Kyle Ferrier

Kyle Ferrier is the Director of Academic Affairs and Research at the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI). He is charged with managing KEI’s outreach efforts to foster collaboration between the academic and policy communities. As part of his responsibilities, Kyle serves as an editor for KEI’s On Korea and Joint U.S.-Korea Academic Studies journals. He writes on U.S.-Korea relations, South Korean foreign affairs, South Korean domestic and international economic policy, and the political economy of the Asia-Pacific.

Prior to joining KEI, he worked for the Bank of New York Mellon and was a Program Assistant in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration at the U.S. State Department. He was also a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant for the 2011-2012 grant year in South Korea.

Kyle holds an MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Economics and Government and International Politics from George Mason University.

You can follow him on Twitter at @kylecferrier

South Korea Avoids Currency Manipulator Label
November 01, 2018
South Korea Avoids Currency Manipulator Label
South Korea has avoided the dreaded label, but staying on the U.S. Treasury’s good side requires a sustained effort.
South Korea Avoids Currency Manipulator Label
The South Korean Presidency Isn’t Cursed. It Just Needs to Be Reformed.
October 12, 2018
The South Korean Presidency Isn’t Cursed. It Just Needs to Be Reformed.
Unless changes are made, Lee Myung-bak won't the the last South Korean president to go to jail for corruption.
The South Korean Presidency Isn’t Cursed. It Just Needs to Be Reformed.
South Korea’s Innovation Cities: If You Build Them, Will Anyone Come?
September 22, 2018
South Korea’s Innovation Cities: If You Build Them, Will Anyone Come?
Can South Korea's government encourage development outside of Seoul?
South Korea’s Innovation Cities: If You Build Them, Will Anyone Come?
Trump’s North Korea Tweets Are Double Trouble for South Korea
August 30, 2018
Trump’s North Korea Tweets Are Double Trouble for South Korea
While the North Korea setback gets the headlines, Trump's trade war with China might be worse news for South Korea.
Trump’s North Korea Tweets Are Double Trouble for South Korea
Moon’s Economic Policies Face Their First Major Hurdle
August 23, 2018
Moon’s Economic Policies Face Their First Major Hurdle
Moon's J-nomics approach is starting to face pushback from South Koreans.
Moon’s Economic Policies Face Their First Major Hurdle
Why the China-Korea Currency Swap Doesn’t Mean the THAAD Dispute Is Over
October 18, 2017
Why the China-Korea Currency Swap Doesn’t Mean the THAAD Dispute Is Over
China has always calibrated its economic pressure to avoid a boomerang effect. The currency swap is more of the same.
Why the China-Korea Currency Swap Doesn’t Mean the THAAD Dispute Is Over
Is Trump All Bark and No Bite on Currency Manipulation in Asia?
March 08, 2017
Is Trump All Bark and No Bite on Currency Manipulation in Asia?
Trump's ability to officially punish China, Japan, and Korea for alleged currency manipulation is limited.
Is Trump All Bark and No Bite on Currency Manipulation in Asia?
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