Colloquium: Innovation and Economic Catch-Up in Asia

October 11, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Center for Korean Studies

Keun Lee, director of the Center for Economic Catch-up and a professor of economics at Seoul National University, will discuss his new book, Schumpeterian Analysis of Economic Catch-up: Knowledge, Path-Creation, and the Middle-Income Trap, being published in October by Cambridge University Press. Lee's book presents a new analysis of the reasons why some Asian countries, including China, have managed to move, or are moving, beyond the so-called middle-income trap to catch up with the most advanced economies of the world while others have failed to do so. His study is one of the first to apply methods of using patent data to analyze innovation systems at the country, sector and firms levels in order to explore their impact on economic performance. This event is sponsored by the Center for Korean Studies and the UH Mānoa Department of Economics through the Seiji Naya Fund. A reception will follow the presentation.

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Center for Korean Studies and Dept. of Economics, Mānoa Campus

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