Department of Civil Economy Research

The Department of Civil Economy Research carries out studies on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME), which account for a majority of Seoul’s economy, small businesses, and self-employed, to contribute to the development of a healthy business eco-system. Promote vibrant civil economy by developing employment policy to create jobs and industrial policy to drive growth.


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Seoul Economic Bulletin

This monthly magazine analyses various economic issues and trends of Seoul. It provides convenience for business activities and is used as a basis for establishment of industrial policy.

Research Areas

Industrial Policy

  • Strategic industry and SME policies
  • Traditional markets and store-related policies
  • Industrial location management

Employment Policy

  • Promotion of social enterprises and community businesses
  • Public job management strategies
  • Employment zone and employment service policies

Economic Policy

  • Analysis of and forecast for Seoul's economic trend
  • Analysis of business and consumer sentiment

Tourism Policy

  • Tourism infrastructure-related policies
  • Tourism program and service policies

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Position Name Research Area Phone E-mail
Director/Research Fellow Mook-Han Kim Urban Planning & Public Policy +82-2-2149-1248
Senior Research Fellow Byeong-Sun Jeong Economic Policy, Technology Innovation Policy +82-2-2149-1223
Senior Research Fellow Dal-Ho Cho Macroeconomics, Research & Development(R&D) +82-2-2149-1233
Research Fellow Bum-Sik Kim Regional Economics, Labour Economics, Applied Statistics +82-2-2149-1276
Research Fellow Hee-Seok Park Monetary Economics, Political Business Cycle, Econometrics +82-2-2149-1227
Research Fellow Jeong-hwa Pan Tourism Management & Policy +82-2-2149-1239
Research Fellow Eunjoo Oh Regional economic development, S&T policy +82-2-2149-1037
Research Fellow Jaeuk Ju econometrics, industrial policy, ICT +82-2-2149-1212
Research Fellow Bong Choi MIS, Innovation Strategy +82-2-2149-1059
Associate Research Fellow Kim, Jinha Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics +82-2-2149-1307