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Keun Lee is a Professor of Economics at the Seoul National University, and the founding
director of the Center for Economic Catch-up. He has been awarded the 2014 Schumpeter
Prize for his monograph on Schumpeterian Analysis of Economic Catch-up: Knowledge,
Path-creation and the Middle Income Trap (2013 Cambridge Univ. Press) by the
International Schumpeter Society. He is also the President-Elect of this Society. He is
currently a member of the Committee for Development Policy of UN, a co-editor of Research
Policy, a member of the governing board of Globelics, and had also served as the President of
the Asia-Pacific Innovation Network.
He obtained Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He had working
experience at the World Bank, University of Aberdeen, and the East West Center, Hawaii.
He had taught or was a visiting scholar at the University of California at Davis, Tsinghua
University in Beijing, Hitotsubashi University in Japan, Hannover University in Germany,
and Punjabi University in India. One of his most widely-cited articles?with 710 or so
citations (Google Scholar)?is a paper on Korea’s Technological Catch-up published in
Research Policy (2001). His H-index by Google Scholar is now 30, with 70 papers with more
than 10 citations.