Skip to main content

Lee Jong-Wha

Lee Jong-Wha

Writing for PS since 2012
53 commentaries

Lee Jong-Wha, Professor of Economics at Korea University, was chief economist at the Asian Development Bank and a senior adviser for international economic affairs to former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak.

Sort by: Show:
  1. Is Pax Sinica Possible?
    lee53_Kevin FrayerGetty Images_chinadreampoverty Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

    Is Pax Sinica Possible?

    Jul 30, 2021 Lee Jong-Wha assesses the challenges China will have to overcome if it is to become a truly global power.

  2. South Korea’s Health-Centered Development Model
    lee51_Getty Images_southkoreacovid Getty Images

    South Korea’s Health-Centered Development Model

    Jun 29, 2021 Lee Jong-Wha argues that the country’s universal-coverage system provides a roadmap for today’s developing economies.

  3. Building an Inclusive Digital Future
    lee52_digital inclusion

    Building an Inclusive Digital Future

    Jun 8, 2021 Lee Jong-Wha thinks policymakers should already be working to expand access to technology and the requisite know-how.

  4. Is the Asian Century Really Here?
    lee50_Lintao ZhangGetty Images_china crowd Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

    Is the Asian Century Really Here?

    Apr 1, 2021 Lee Jong-Wha thinks the region will fail to achieve global dominance without unified, collective leadership.

  5. Will East Asia Win the Pandemic?
    lee49_Jung Yeon-Je contributor_seoul stock market JUNG YEON-JE / Contributor

    Will East Asia Win the Pandemic?

    Feb 3, 2021 Lee Jong-Wha identifies several risks to the region's economic recovery, starting with the coronavirus itself.

Follow Lee Jong-Wha

Never miss a commentary by Lee Jong-Wha

  1. frankel160_ NIKOLAY DOYCHINOVAFP via Getty Images_EUpollution Nikolay Doychinov/AFP via Getty Images

    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
  2. moghalu4_Peter TitmusUCGUniversal Images Group via Getty Images_southafricashipping Peter Titmus/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
  3. krueger75_Kent NishimuraGetty Images_israelprotest Kent Nishimura/Getty Images

    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
  4. bp - trade war Photo by Costfoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images

    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

  5. op_rajan4_MANJUNATH KIRANAFP via Getty Images_Indiastartup Manjunath Kiran/AFP via Getty Images

    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
  6. tagliapietra5_JOHN THYSAFP via Getty Images_eu green deal JOHN THYS/AFP via Getty Images

    How Europe Can Get the Green Deal Done

    Simone Tagliapietra proposes EU-level measures that would help offset the negative distributional effects of climate policy.
  7. fischer216_SERGEI BOBYLYOVPOOLAFP via Getty Images_putinxi Sergei Bobylyov/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
  8. palacio157_ Thierry MonasseGetty Images_eu flags Thierry Monasse/Getty Images

    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
  9. subramanian41_PUNIT PARANJPEAFP via Getty Images_india solar panels PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP via Getty Images

    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.

Edit Newsletter Preferences

Set up Notification

To receive email updates regarding this {entity_type}, please enter your email below.

If you are not already registered, this will create a PS account for you. You should receive an activation email shortly.