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Marcus Noland
Biographic Sketch

The work of Marcus Noland, ICAS Fellow, encompasses a wide range of topics including the political economy of U S trade policy and the Asian financial crisis. His areas of geographical knowledge and interest include Asia and Africa where he has lived and worked. In the past he 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.

Marc was educated at Swarthmore College (B.A.) and the Johns Hopkins University (Ph.D). He is currently a senior fellow at the Institute for International Economics and an Associate of the International Food Policy Research Institute. Marc 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. He 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).

Noland is the coauthor of No More Bashing: Building a New Japan-United States Economic Relationship (2001), and author of Avoiding the Apocalypse: The Future of the Two Koreas (2000), for which Marc was awarded the Ohira Memorial Prize, and Pacific Basin Developing Countries: Prospects for the Future (1990). He is coauthor of 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. He has served as an occasional consultant to organizations such as the World Bank and the New York Stock Exchange, and has testified before the US Congress on numerous occasions.

ICAS Web Site Links for Marcus Noland:

West-Bound Train Leaving the Station: Pyongyang on the Reform Track
The Impact of Korean Immigration on the U. S. Economy
Economic Reform in South Korea: An Unfinished Legacy
Fellow Roster
Bulletin, March 25, 2002
Fall 2000 Symposium
Economic Integration in Koreas: Prospect and Risks

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