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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
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.

July 11, 2019

Concerns Rise Over South Korea’s Dual Labor Market

By Kyle Ferrier
Public sector contract workers went on strike to protest their unequal status -- and uneven government progress on the issue.
May 31, 2019

Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Highlights Importance of South Korea-Peru Ties

By Kyle Ferrier
Peru might not be an obvious partner for South Korea, but it's an increasingly important one.

May 16, 2019

South Korea Is Key to Improving Asia’s Financial Safety Net

By Kyle Ferrier
Seoul has played a key role in formulating and improving the regional currency swap deal designed to offset another financial crisis.

March 27, 2019

South Korea Joins the 5G Race

By Kyle Ferrier
In this contest, being first won’t be enough in the long term.

March 08, 2019

Who’s Right About the New US-South Korea Joint Military Exercise?

By Kyle Ferrier
Making sense of the new Dong Maeng drills.

February 15, 2019

What Does the Signed Cost Sharing Agreement Mean for the US-South Korea Alliance?

By Kyle Ferrier
Though a positive development, it's hard to see the new burden sharing agreement as anything more than a stopgap measure.
January 04, 2019

The US-South Korea Military Cost-Sharing Agreement Has Expired. Now What?

By Kyle Ferrier
Trump’s cost-focused approach is taking its toll on the U.S.-South Korea alliance.

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