The Korean Diaspora in the World Economy

Special Report 15
edited by C. Fred Bergsten and Inbom Choi
January 2003
Book Description

Koreans living in the United States have generated an increase of about 15 to 20 percent in trade between the United States and Korea. This is one of the surprising conclusions reached in this special report, which, upon the 100th anniversary of the migration of Koreans from their homeland, looks at the impact of the 6 to 7 million people who make up this diaspora on both South Korean and overseas economies.

No country in history has ever succeeded in building a developed and high-income economy without participating in the global economy; globalization is imperative for economic success. And one of the largest elements of globalization, in addition to international trade and investment, is migration. In The Korean Diaspora in the World Economy, experts hold up South Korea as one of the most dramatic examples of that experience, having gone from being a poor, underdeveloped country fewer than 40 years ago to becoming a postwar economic success story. This report also looks at South Korea's role as a regional trading partner and its present and future relations with North Korea.

Contributors: Taeho Bark * C. Fred Bergsten * Inbom Choi * Young Rok Cheong * Kihwan Kim * Si Joong Kim * Byong Hyon Kwon * Marcus Noland * Il SaKong * Toshiyuki Tamura * Jang Hee Yoo * Soogil Young




1. Prelude 403.2KB
Korean Diaspora and Globalization: Past Contributions and Future Opportunities

2. Korean Diaspora in the Making: Its Current Status and Impact on the Korean Economy 489.6KB
Inbom Choi

3. Chinese Business Networks and Their Implications for South Korea 530.8KB
Young Rok Cheong

4. The Impact of Korean Immigration on the US Economy 453.2KB
Marcus Noland

5. The Status and Role of Ethnic Koreans in the Japanese Economy 499.0KB
Toshiyuki Young

6. The Economic Status and Role of Ethnic Koreans in China 531.2KB
Si Joong Kim

7. The Global Economic Outlook and Business and Investment Opportunities for Overseas Koreans 447.0KB
C. Fred Bergsten, Marcus Noland, Il SaKong

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January 2003
ISBN paper 0-88132-358-6
180 pp.

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