KOPEC KIEP Lee Il HoungDr. Il Houng Lee has been appointed as the new Chair for KOPEC on 5 August 2013 as he assumed his position as the next President of Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP).

Prior to KIEP, Dr. Lee has successively filled the posts of Ambassador for International Cooperation and G20 Sherpa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea; Advisor at the Asia Pacific Department of the IMF, and the IMF Chief Resident Representative in China. He has earned his Ph. D. in economics from Warwick University (UK), his M.A. in economics from the University of Essex (UK), and his B.A. in economics from the London School of Economics (UK). His full CV is available here.

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Discussion Forum

The trouble with Canada’s ‘progressive’ trade strategy
Hugh Stephens, Distinguished fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Vice-Chair of the Canadian National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CANCPEC)

Near-Shoring gains traction as Globalisation stalls
Mark Millar, Author of Global Supply Chain Ecosystems and Visiting Lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Going It Alone in the Asia-Pacific: Regional Trade Agreements Without the United States
Peter A. Petri (PIIE), Michael G. Plummer (Johns Hopkins University and East-West Center), Shujiro Urata (Waseda University) and Fan Zhai (Former Managing Director, China Investment Corporation)

The Linkage between Services and Manufacturing in the US economy
Sherry M. Stephenson, Senior Fellow, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development

Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance
Peter F. Cowhey (University of California, San Diego), 
Jonathan D. Aronson (University of Southern California