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Inauguration of KDI’s New President, Dr. Choongsoo Kim

  • CategoryKDIS Notice
  • NameHyun Min Sung
  • Date2001-12-08 00:00
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Inauguration of KDI’s New President, Dr. Choongsoo Kim
Dr. Suk Nam Moon, the Director of Korea Council of Economic & Social Research Institutes, a subsidiary of the Prime Minister’s office, held the Board of Directors meeting on August 6, 2002 at Seocho Diplomacy Center. The Board has appointed Dr. Choongsoo Kim as the next president of Korea Development Institute (KDI).

The newly-appointed eleventh President of KDI, Dr. Choongsoo Kim, served as the first appointed Head of Korea Representative Office to the OECD, President of Korea Institute of Public Finance, Director of Center for Economics Education, Secretary for Economic Affairs at the Office of the President, and Special-Aid to the Economics Deputy Prime Minister. In addition, beginning 1983, for 9 years Dr. Kim continued his research activities at KDI, where he had served as Director of Research Planning and Coordination.

Profile of Dr. Choongsoo Kim
Date of Birth: June 6, 1947

Education: University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. in Economics
Seoul National University, College of Commerce, BA in Economics

Experience:
August 2002 President of KDI
Apr 1998~Aug 2002 Professor, Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies, Kyung Hee University
Apr 1998~Dec 2000 Dean of Graduate School of Pan-Pacific International Studies, Kyung Hee University
Aug 1997~Mar 1998 President, Korea Institute of Public Finance
Mar 1995~Jan 1997 Head, OECD Pre-membership Preparatory Office
(Minister to Korean Embassy in France)
Apr 1993~Jan 1995 Secretary for Economic Affairs, Office of the President
1991~1993 Director, Center for Economics Education, KDI
1989~1991 Vice President, National Institute for Economic System and Information
1989 Senior Fellow, KDI
1988 Director of Research Planning and Coordination, KDI
1985~1988 Research Fellow, KDI
1983~1984 Assistant Fellow, KDI
1980~1983 Ohio State University, College of Administrative Science, Faculty of Labor and Human Resources
1979~1983 Center for Human Resources Research, Senior Research Associate, Ohio State University