Manuscripts published in the KDI Journal of Economic Policy (KDI JEP) are innovative and insightful academic papers on all areas of economics with an emphasis on empirical analysis that contain solid policy implications. First published in March 1979, KDI JEP initially accepted papers from KDI scholars only. The original objective of the KDI JEP was to introduce to the public ongoing- and past researches conducted by KDI, a leading economic think-tank of South Korea. Nevertheless, starting in August, 2001, the Journal has begun accepting manuscripts from external sources in order to expose its readers to more diverse perspectives on Korea’s policy initiatives.
On a quarterly basis, this Journal covers a wide range of topics including fiscal and monetary policy, asset pricing, labor markets, consumption and savings behavior, business investment, housing, wage- and price-setting, business cycles, long-run economic growth, the distribution of income and wealth, international capital flows and exchange rates, international trade and development, and the macroeconomic implications of health costs, energy supply and demand, environmental issues, and the educational system.