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Dr. Heungchong KIM served at the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP) for nineteen years before leading the institute as President since June 2020.
He has been deeply involved in the policy-making process of the Korean government in the fields of economic, trade and diplomatic policies. Dr. Kim was a member of the Advisory Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Finance & Economy of Korea, and a key advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade during the negotiation process of the Korea-EU FTA. He has also advised the Ministry of Strategy and Finance on G20 affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on APEC-related issues and Korea’s mid to long-term diplomatic strategy, and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on ASEM and Brexit. He was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley as a Fulbright Scholar and held visiting positions at Ifri (Paris), VUB (Brussels) and Marmara University (Istanbul). He has also held teaching positions at both Sogang University and Ewha Womans University as an Adjunct Professor. Dr. Kim currently leads the European Studies Association of Korea (EUSA-Korea) as President-elect for the year 2021.
Dr. Kim’s expertise includes trade policy, European studies, and regional integration. He has published more than 70 papers and books, and has actively contributed to various newspapers and TV programs in Korea and abroad. Before joining KIEP, Dr. Kim was an Honorary Member of the High Table in Christ Church, Oxford. Dr. Kim read economics at Seoul National University and the University of Oxford.