Buying into the Hermit Kingdom

A couple of Weeks ago, the Korea Economic Institute released a paper by Kevin Shepard on foreign direct investment and trade with the DPRK.  May of the topics discussed will be familiar to readers of this blog, so I thought I would repost it here.

Buying into the Hermit Kingdom: FDI in the DPRK (PDF)
Korea Economic Institute Academic Paper Series: November 2010, Volume 5, No. 11
Kevin Shepard

Additional Informaiton:
1. Previous KEI academic papers can be found here.

2. North Korea CRS reports.

3. My DPRK Economic Statistics Page

4. My DPRK Business Resources Page (which needs updating)

  • Kevin

    Feedback is more than welcome- I’m interested in learning more about the issue, so critique and recommend away, either here or to me at


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