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Keun LEE (李根)
Current Position
Professor of Economics, Seoul National University
Director, Institute of Economic Research, SNU
Director, Center for Economic Catch-up, Inc
President-Elect, International Schumpeter Society
An Editor, Research Policy
Former President: Asia-Pacific Innovation Network
Member, Committee for Development Policy, UN
Member of Scientific Board, Globelics (www. Globelics.org)
Associate Editor-in-Chief, Asian Journal of Technology Innovation
Address
Department of Economics, Seoul National University, Shillim Dong, Seoul
08826 KOREA
• Fax : +822 886 4231    • Tel : +822 880 6367
• E mail : kenneth@snu.ac.kr
Research Interests
• Main : Economics of Catch-up  
• Topics : Economics of development, transition; Economics of Innovation and S&T policy; Corporate Organization and growth; Area Studies (China, South and North Koreas, Japan, Taiwan, India; other developing countries)
Major Education and Career
Professor, Seoul National University ( From October 2001 to present) Director, Institute for China Studies, Seoul Nat'l Univ. ( from July 2006 to present) Director, Center for Economic Catchup, EAI (from 2004 to present)

Consultant, Development Research Group, World Bank (August 2004 to August 2005) Associate Professor, Seoul National University ( From October 1997 to September 2002) Assistant Professor, Seoul National University ( From August 1992 to October 1997)

Lecturer in Economics, University of Aberdeen, U.K. ( From Jan. 1992 to June 1992 ) Research Fellow, East West Center, Honolulu, USA ( From July 1989 to Jan. 1992.)

Ph. D. in Economics, University of California, Berkeley, USA. ( May 1989 ) (with Dr. Laura Tyson as main advisor). B.A. in Economics, Seoul National University (Feb. 1983)
Honors
Awarded the 2014 Schumpeter Award (for his book on Schumpeterian Analysis of Economic Catch-up, Cambridge Univ Press)
Accepted as a life-time fellow of the Korea Academy of Science and Technology, Dec. 2011.

Listed as one of the 100 most promising talents of Korea, by Donga-Daily Newspaper, March 2010.

Awarded the Grand Prize of the Market Economy Research by the Korea Federation of Industry, 2009, December, for his book on "Economics of Inter-Firm Catch-up."

"Jung' Foundation Award" for best book of year, awarded by Maeil Business Newspaper, July 2009.

Awarded the WCU (World Class University) Research Grant, 2009.

Received the First SNU Research Award by the Seoul National University, 2008 Chung-ram Prize, 2004 by the Korean Economic Association (best economist in Korea of age 45 or less)

Listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World (1997, 14th edition) Awarded the Maekyung Economist Prize ( best economics article of the year: March 24 1998)
Teaching Experience (in English)
Taught intermediate microeconomics at University of Hawaii, Manoa (Summer 2003).

Taught the MBA course on Business and Economy in East Asia (Spring 2000).
(Business school, Cincinnati University, Cincinnati, OHIO, USA

Taught a graduate course on the Korean economy (January 1999).
( CEAA, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico).

Taught the undergraduate course on the Korean Economy (Summer 1993)
(overseas summer program, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign).

Taught courses on introductory economics and public finance (Spring 1992).
( University of Aberdeen, Scotland).

Journal Activities
Member in the Editorial Board: Evolutionary and Institutional Economics Review, Asian Economic Journal, China Economic Journal, Global Economic Review, Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, Innovation and Development, Korean Studies, International Journal of Technological Learning Innovation and Development, and African Journal of Science Technology Innovation and Development.

Referee work for: Industrial & Corporate Change, Research Policy, Journal of Comparative Economics, World Development, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Journal of Economic Organization and Behavior, Journal of Asia- Pacific Economy, Asian Economic Journal, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, China Economic Review, Global Economic Review, Journal of Evolutionary Economics.