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Current Members

    • 이정동 Lee, Jeong-Dong
    • 서울대학교 공과대학 기술경영경제정책대학원과정 교수, 대통령비서실 경제과학특별보좌관
      Professor, The Interdisciplinary Graduate Program on Technology Management, Economics and Policy (TEMEP) & Department of Industrial Engineering in the College of Engineering, Seoul National University

    Professor Jeong-Dong Lee received his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering at Seoul National University. He is a professor of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program on Technology Management, Economics and Policy (TEMEP) and the Department of Industrial Engineering in the College of Engineering at Seoul National University, Korea. His main research topics include industry and firm dynamics, productivity and efficiency analysis, evolutionary economics, and innovation policy. He published five books and edited two including “Productivity, Efficiency and Economic Growth in the Asia-Pacific Region” by Springer Verlag in 2008. Professor Lee also published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed academic journals, such as Economic Modelling, Industrial and Corporate Change, Energy & Environment, Energy Economics, Scientometrics, Journal of Productivity Analysis, Small Business Economics, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Technovation, Mathematical and Computer Modeling, and Asian Journal of Technology Innovation. He served as the Principal Coordinator for the Asia-Pacific Productivity Conference (APPC) in 2006 and 2018, and as the President for the Korean Productivity Association (KPA) in 2011 and the President for the Korean Corporation Management Association (KOCOMA) in 2017. He was the principal investigator of the UNDP (United Nations Development Program) project for the innovation policy case studies for developing countries from 2011-2019. He is the Editor of Science and Public Policy (Oxford Journal) and the international advisory board member of the National Research University-Higher School of Economics (Moscow). Professor Lee was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK) in 2018 and elected also as a member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology. Professor Lee has been actively involved in the consultation for the government and private companies. From 2019, he is serving as the Special Advisor to the President for Economy and Technology in the Office of the President, The Republic of Korea.


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