EWC/KDI Conference - Job Creation Strategy in a Knowledge Economy


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When: May 12 2021 - 1:00pm until May 13 2021 - 5:30pm
Where: Zoom

The EWC-KDI Job Creation Strategy in a Knowledge Economy will be held virtually by the East-West Center, May 12-13, 2021, 1:00-5:30pm, Hawaii Standard Time.

The EWC-KDI collaborative project will investigate the theoretical and empirical foundations of innovative growth in order to derive evidence-based policy recommendations. What are the short term and long term policy issues regarding job creation in a knowledge economy? How has Korea’s job creation pattern evolved and how does the future hold? What are the factors affecting innovation activities? Given that research outputs obtained thus far are incomplete and fragmentary, the EWC-KDI Conference provides a good opportunity for scholars to contribute to a clearer and more complete picture of the opportunities for job creation in a knowledge economy, as well as the challenges it poses. Although many questions cannot yet be fully answered, the intellectual debate of the Conference will provide a sounder understanding of the problems involved and the potential for designing future policies. 

Dr. Enrico Moretti, Professor of Economics at University of California, Berkeley; Dr. Kyungsoo Choi, Adjunct Senior Fellow at KDI; and Dr. Sang-Hyop Lee, Adjunct Senior Fellow at the EWC and Professor of Economics at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa are Conference co-coordinators and will serve as guest editors for the volume that will result from this activity.

Conference participation is by invitation-only. 

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Name: Mari Ching
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