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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
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.

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.

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