Kang, Moonsung

Kang, Moonsung

Kang, Moonsung

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison (2000)
#533 Int’l Studies Hall
02- 3290-2420

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Ph. D. in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000
M.S. in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998
M.A. in Economics, Korea University, 1993
B.A. in Economics, Korea University, 1991

Research Interests

International Trade, Strategic Trade Policy, World Trade Organization (Multilateral Trading System, DDA Negotiations), Trade and Development, Economic Integration (FTAs), Foreign Direct Investment and Multinational Enterprises, Trade Relation between Korea and the United States, Trade Rules (Subsidies, Antidumping, Safeguards)

Courses Taught

(UNDERGRADUATE) Understanding Economics, International Economics, Economic Development in a Globalized World, Trade Policies of Korea, U.S. Economy, Intermediate Microeconomics

(GRADUATE) International Economics, Contemporary Issues of International Commerce, Multilateral and Regional Cooperation for Economic Development, Multinational Corporations and Foreign Direct Investment

Selected Publications


Kang, Moonsung (2015), “A Study on Characteristics and Restrictiveness of Rules of Origin in the Bilateral FTA between Korea and China,” Journal of International Trade and Commerce, 11-3, pp. 215-232.

Kang, Moonsung (2013), “Is a Threat of Countervailing Duties Effective in Reducing Illegal Export Subsidies?” Journal of International Trade and Industry Trade, 18-2, pp. 65-85.

Kang, Moonsung (2012), “Protection of Intellectual Property Rights and Subsidy Policy for Foreign Direct Investment,” Journal of East Asian Economic Integration, 16-2, pp.139-154.

Kang, Moonsung, Hongshik Lee, and Soon-Chan Park (2012), “Industry-Specific Effects of Antidumping Activities: Evidence from the United States, the European Union, and China,” Applied Economics.
Kang, Moonsung (2010), “Strategic Investment Policy: Role of Knowledge Spillovers,” Journal of Korea Trade, 14-4, pp. 47-60.
Kang, Moonsung, Hyuk-Hwang Kim, Hongshik Lee, and Joonhyung Lee (2010), “Regional Production Networks, Service Offshoring, and Productivity in East Asia,” Japan and the World Economy, 22-3, pp. 206-216.
Kang, Moonsung (2009), “Understanding Agreements on TRIPS and Subsidies in Tandem,” Open Economies Review, 20-2, pp. 225-240.
Kang, Moonsung (2009), “External Tariff Rate and Efficiency Differences over Exporting Firms from Member and Non-Member Countries,” Journal of International Trade and Industry Studies, 14-1, pp.85-102.
Kang, Moonsung (2008), “Linkages between Patent Protection and Strategic R&D Policy: Case of the Exogenous Regime of IPR Protection,” Korea Economic Review, 24-2, pp. 367-382.
Kang, Moonsung (2008), “Economic Backgrounds on the Prohibition of Export Subsidies under the WTO,” Journal of Korea Trade, 12-1, pp. 43-64.
Kang, Moonsung (2008), “Globally Optimal R&D Subsidy Policy: An Economist’s View on the WTO Subsidy Agreement,” Journal of Economic Integration, 23-2, pp. 346-359.
Kang, Moonsung (2007), “Opportunities and Challenges to Vietnamese Accession to the WTO,” International Area Review, 10-1, pp. 73-90.
Kang, Moonsung (2006), “Trade Policy Mix: IPR Protection and R&D Subsidies,” Canadian Journal of Economics, 39-3, pp. 744-757.


Kang, Moonsung and Soonchan Park (2011), “South Korea: Temporary Trade Barriers Before and During the Crisis,” In Chad P. Bown (Ed.), The Great Recession and Import Protection: The Role of Temporary Trade Barriers, Center for Economic Policy Research and the World Bank

Working Papers

Kang, Moonsung and Kyungwon Rhee, “Export Subsidies and Least-Developed Countries: Entry-Deterrence Model under Complete and Incomplete Information,” October 2015

Kang, Moonsung Kang, “A Multilateral Agreement on Investment and Regulations on FDI Incentive Programs,” September 2015


(International Journals) International Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of International Economics, Open Economies Review, Review of Development Economics, Review of International Economics

(Korean Journals) International Area Review, International Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Development, Journal of Economic Integration, Journal of Economic Research, Journal of International and Area Studies, Journal of International Economic Studies, Journal of Korea Trade, Korean Economic Review

Other Selected Projects

Project for Capacity Building of Kazakhstan’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO): Benchmarking of Korea’s TPO System, Korea Development Institutute, August 2014-February 2015.

Project for Economic Integration between South and North Korea and Economic Cooperation in Northeast Asia, Korea Institute of International Economic Policy, June 2014 –November 2014.

Project for Refining the Strategic Approaches to Investment Promotion in Jordan, Korea International Cooperation Agency, July 2010 – June 2012.
Project for Recent Development in Trade Remedy Measures After the Global Financial Crisis, World Bank, June 2010 – present.
Project for Asia’s Strategic Participation in the Group of 20 for Global Economic Governance Reform, Asia Development Bank, May 2010 – present.
Project for Promoting Kazakhstan’s WTO Accession and Analyzing the Economic Impact, Korea International Cooperation Agency, April 2008 ~ March 2010.
Project for Capacity Building in Trade in Goods and Services for Cambodia, Korea International Cooperation Agency, May 2004 ~ May 2006.