Ruediger Frank

Ruediger (Rudiger) Frank is a Professor of East Asian Economy and Society at the University of Vienna and Head of its Department of East Asian Studies with over 60 scholars and almost 2,000 students. He holds a PhD in Economics and an MA in Korean Studies, Economics and International Relations. He is on the advisory or editorial boards of over 15 academic journals related to Korea and East Asia.

He has been a researcher of and frequent visitor to North Korea ever since he spent one semester as a language student at Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang 1991/1992. He has worked with the World Economic Forum since 2011 as a member and later as Vice Chair of its Global Agenda Council on Korea, and since 2016 as a member of its Global Future Council on Regional Governance. He is the author or editor of 13 books and over 200 book chapters and articles.

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