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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
April 01, 2021

How Will the Global Semiconductor Crunch Impact South Korea?

By Kyle Ferrier
Most South Korean conglomerates have weathered the shortage much better than their global competitors. That could change as early as this month.

March 12, 2021

Biden Takes the Right First Steps With South Korea, But a Long Road Lies Ahead

By Kyle Ferrier
The Biden administration is moving to repair damage done, but new challenges still need to be faced.
January 28, 2021

South Korea’s Vision for a More Inclusive Pandemic Recovery

By Kyle Ferrier
South Korea was already struggling with economic inequality. The pandemic has made things worse.

January 06, 2021

With Ship Seizure, South Korea Again Stuck Between the US and Iran

By Kyle Ferrier
The South Korean tanker MT Hankuk Chemi is collateral damage in the larger U.S.-Iranian tensions.

November 24, 2020

Could RCEP Help Improve South Korea-Japan Relations?

By Kyle Ferrier
As a byproduct of the mega-deal, Seoul and Tokyo are now bound by their first ever shared free trade agreement.

November 07, 2020

What Does Biden’s Election Win Mean for the South Korean Economy?

By Kyle Ferrier
The Biden administration will have important ramifications for U.S.-South Korea economics ties, from the KORUS FTA to the TPP.
October 16, 2020

South Korea Looks to Cap Public Debt, But Is It Actually a Problem?

By Kyle Ferrier
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has heavily leaned on government spending to drive growth. But overall debt remains relatively low.

September 23, 2020

South Korea President Stresses Peace, Inclusiveness, and Multilateralism at UN

By Kyle Ferrier
Moon Jae-in’s speech centered on COVID-19 and its many challenges, but also touched on the North Korea conundrum.

September 04, 2020

Abe Shinzo’s Legacy in South Korea

By Kyle Ferrier
South Korea-Japan ties during Abe’s tenure can probably best be described as persistent lows, punctuated by what have proved to be mostly ephemeral highs

August 26, 2020

South Korea’s Search for a COVD-19 Vaccine

By Kyle Ferrier
The threat of a second wave seems to have renewed the sense of urgency for producing a vaccine.

July 23, 2020

President Moon Hits Another Hurdle in Curbing South Korea’s Housing Market

By Kyle Ferrier
Moon's administration has enacted over 20 policies to try and curb soaring real estate prices -- all without success.
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.

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