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Kyle Ferrier

Kyle Ferrier

Kyle Ferrier is a Fellow and Director of Academic Affairs at the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI)

Kyle Ferrier is a Fellow and Director of Academic Affairs 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

Posts by Kyle Ferrier
July 02, 2020

Why South Korea Should Be Key to a Revised US Indo-Pacific Approach

By Kyle Ferrier
COVID-19 highlights the need to address nontraditional security issues in the region – something South Korea has great expertise in.

June 11, 2020

South Korea Shows Bipartisan Support for US Anti-Racism Protests

By Kyle Ferrier
Major newspapers from across South Korea's political divide have found common ground on the U.S. demonstrations after George Floyd's murder.
April 30, 2020

How South Korea Is Building Influence Through COVID-19 Testing Kits

By Kyle Ferrier
People-to-people ties and government connections below the national level have been playing an outsized role in exports of the crucial tests.

April 09, 2020

South Korea Ramps-up Exports of COVID-19 Testing Kits

By Kyle Ferrier
South Korea's mass testing helped keep its outbreak under control. Now other countries are hoping to benefit from Korea's testing capacity.

February 28, 2020

Coronavirus Now Poised for Outsized Impact in South Korea

By Kyle Ferrier
South Korea now has the most cases outside of China, and the government is ramping up efforts to respond.

February 07, 2020

Coronavirus Concerns Intensify in South Korea

By Kyle Ferrier
If it's not brought under control soon, the epidemic could have an outsized economic and political impact on South Korea.
December 24, 2019

Moon’s New Year’s Resolution for the South Korean Economy

By Kyle Ferrier
President Moon will have to fight external tailwinds to try and boost South Korea's economy.

December 12, 2019

How Much Is the US-South Korea Alliance Worth?

By Kyle Ferrier
If the Trump administration is going to insist on putting a dollar value on the costs of the alliance, it should also consider the gains in monetary terms.

November 14, 2019

Moon Jae-in at the Halfway Mark

By Kyle Ferrier
Moon has laid the groundwork of his ambitious policy agenda, yet plenty of work still lies ahead.

October 02, 2019

Bank of Korea Releases Foreign Exchange Intervention Data for Second Time

By Kyle Ferrier
Despite the somewhat dour outlook, the BOK is well positioned to continue to soften the blows facing the South Korean economy.

September 12, 2019

Moon’s ASEAN Trip Reinforces New Southern Policy

By Kyle Ferrier
The trip emphasized that Moon’s New Southern Policy is not short on substance.
August 01, 2019

More Money? More Problems for the US-South Korea Burden-Sharing Talks

By Kyle Ferrier
Reports that the U.S. will seek $5 billion annually from South Korea signal trouble ahead in the alliance.

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