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Korea's accession to the OECD: A history

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Carroll, P and Hynes, W, Korea's accession to the OECD: A history, OECD Observer, 2016, (308) pp. 30-31. ISSN 0029-7054 (2016) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]


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Abstract

In 2016 Korea celebrates 20 years or membership in the OECD. In the early 1980s, following a period of remarkably successful economic growth, it commenced a programme of financial liberalisation and then, from 1993, more general economic and regulatory reform. There were three major reasons for the change in approach. The first was the increasing international influence of the market and the second was growing international and domestic pressure for Korea to remove trade restrictions, increasingly important as the Uruguay Round negotiations led to the establishment of the WTO. A third reason was pressure from increasingly powerful industrial groups chaebols for liberalisation, especially as regards lifting the ceiling on their ownership of bank shares, greater freedom in foreign borrowing and raising the aggregate credit ceiling.

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:Korea, OECD
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Policy and Administration
Research Field:Public Policy
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and Politics
Objective Field:Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
Author:Carroll, P (Professor Peter Carroll)
ID Code:118684
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Deposited On:2017-07-18
Last Modified:2017-07-18
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