Welcome to the ‘Center for Economic Research of Korea (CERK),’ the unique global hub for economic research of Korea.
The CERK is established to promote the research about the Korean economy. The Korean economy has shown remarkable growth during the last several decades; from the 1960s to the 1980s, the average growth rate of real GDP per capita was more than 8% per year. The nominal GDP per capita has grown to $22,424 in 2011 from $104 in 1962, and the Korean economy stands now as the 15th largest economy.
Socio-economic changes that accompanied the rapid economic growth, however, have challenged Korea in a number of ways: slowdown of growth, the lowest birth rate among OECD countries, rapidly aging society, outdated tax codes, income inequality, and problems in the environment and energy conservation.
Many of these challenges can also be found in other countries, either developing or developed economies. We believe that these problems deserve attention and analyses, which would benefit Korea as well as other countries. The CERK provides such a platform in which researchers can share common interests in the aforementioned.
- CERK leads economic research of Korea.
- CERK develops research projects about Korean economy.
- CERK holds seminar series about Korea.
- CERK publishes working paper series.
- CERK hosts "Archives of Research on Korean Economy (ARKE)".
· ARKE collects economic research (working papers, articles and books) on Korea or research using data of Korea.
· ARKE linkes numerous data sources on Korea.