International Studies
Byung-il Choi님의 사진입니다.
Name Byung-il Choi (Professor)
Alma Mater Ph.D. Yale University
Research Negotiations and Conflict Resolution, Trade Policy, International Economy, Political Economy of East Asia, Corporate Policy
Major Fields of Instructions International Negotiations, International Trade
Tel +82-2-3277-3656
Professor Byung-il Choi is professor and the former Dean of the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) at Ewha Womans University. He is the Founder and President of the Free Trade Academia - Professors for Free Trade, and the Vice President of the United Nations Association-ROK. Currently, he is a member of South Korea-North Korea Relations Enhancement Committee, and Trade Agreement Policy Committee - both ministerial-level government committees. He most recently served the President of the Korea Economic Research Institute, a think tank representing the Korean business sector. Previously, he was a member of the National Economic Advisory Council under the President of Korea, and the President of the Korea Association of Negotiation Studies. He was visiting professor at George Washington University and Grinnell College.

Prior to joining the Ewha GSIS in 1997 as a founding faculty, Dr. Choi was the Korean chief negotiator for the WTO basic telecom negotiations (1994-1997), which led to the global telecom agreement. He also negotiated service agreement and the telecom annex at the Uruguay Round, the Korea-US telecom agreement, and the Korea-EU telecom agreement. He was active in the APEC, working on the APEC information superhighway to address the information divide among the APEC economies. His outstanding performance in the international area awarded him medals of excellence from the Ministry of Information and Communications twice.

His book includes A Nation Haunted by the 1%: Rebuilding Korean Economy (2014), Future of Factory Asia (2014), The KORUS FTA: Against the All Odds (2006), Korea and International Conflict (2005), Success and Failure of the Korean Trade Negotiations: From Rice to Screen Quota (2004). Currently, he is working on a book, North East Asia in 2030: Forging Ahead or Drifting Away? Global governance, the future of capitalism, and the architecture of East Asia regionalism are his current research focus. Professor Choi received B.A. from Seoul National University and M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Yale.

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