ICAS Bulletin
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March 4, 2006

Marcus Noland
ICAS Fellow
Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics

to speak

The North Korea's Economy: Reform and Development Strategy

ICAS Spring Symposium: Humanity, Peace and Security

May 22, 2006 Monday * (* a specific time tba)

** (** a specific venue tba)

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Marcus Noland will present "The North Korea's Economy: Recipe for Reform and Development" at the ICAS Spring Symposium 2006.

The work of Marcus Noland, senior fellow with the Institute for International Economics since 1985, encompasses a wide range of topics including the political economy of US trade policy and the Asian financial crisis. Marc's areas of geographical knowledge and interest include Asia and Africa where he has lived and worked. In the past Marc has written extensively on the economies of Japan, Korea, and China, and is unique among American economists in having devoted serious scholarly effort to the problems of North Korea and the prospects for Korean unification. He won the 200001 Ohira Masayoshi Award for his book Avoiding the Apocalypse: The Future of the Two Koreas.

Marc was educated at Swarthmore College (B.A.), and the Johns Hopkins University (Ph.d). He was a Senior Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President of the United States and has held research or teaching positions at the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Southern California, Tokyo University, Saitama University, the University of Ghana, the Korea Development Institute, and the East-West Center. Marc has received fellowships sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, and the Pohang Iron and Steel Corporation (POSCO).

Marc is the author of Korea after Kim Jong-il (2004), Avoiding the Apocalypse: The Future of the Two Koreas (2000), Pacific Basin Developing Countries: Prospects for the Future (1990); coauthor of Industrial Policy in an Era of Globalization: Lessons From Asia (2003), No More Bashing: Building a New Japan-United States Economic Relationship (2001), Global Economic Effects of the Asian Currency Devaluations (1998), Reconcilable Differences? United States-Japan Economic Conflict with C. Fred Bergsten (1993), and Japan in the World Economy with Bela Balassa (1988); coeditor of Pacific Dynamism and the International Economic System (1993); and editor of Economic Integration of the Korean Peninsula (1998). In addition to these books he has written many scholarly articles on international economics, US trade policy, and the economies of the Asia-Pacific region. Marc has served as an occasional consultant to organizations, such as the World Bank and the National Intelligence Council, and has testified before the US Congress on numerous occasions.

Other confirmed speakers, to date, include Robert L. Gallucci (Dean, Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University), Thomas C. Hubbard (ICAS Distinguished Fellow; Senior Advisor, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; former US Ambassador to South Korea) and Lawrence R. Klein (ICAS Distinguished Fellow; Benjamin Franklin Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania; Nobel Laureate).

Admission to this programme is free of charge and open to public. Should you wish to attend the ICAS Spring Symposium 2006, you must pre-register On-Line Registration. Only those pre-registered will be admitted to the session.

Thank you.

Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

ICAS Fellow