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Dukgeun Ahn Minister


  • May. 1999The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI / J.D.
  • May. 1996The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI / Ph.D. in Economics
  • Feb. 1990Seoul National University, Seoul, KOREA / B.A. International Economics


Selected Academic Appointment
  • Professor, Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS)
  • Dean of International Affairs, SNU
  • Visiting Scholar, Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown Law Center, United States, 2010-2011
  • International Teaching Faculty, International Economic Law and Policy (IELPO) Program, University of Barcelona, Spain, 2010-2012
  • International Teaching Faculty, Master of International Law and Economics (MILE) Program, World Trade Institute, Switzerland, 2000-2005
Selected Public Appointment
  • Minister, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, 2024-present
  • Minister for Trade, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, 2022-2024
  • Chairperson, Civilian Advisory Committee on Commercial Negotiations, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, 2022 – 2022
  • Commissioner, Korea Trade Commission, 2013-2019
  • Member, Committee for International Development Cooperation, Prime Minister’s Office, 2014-2016
  • Member, National Economic Advisory Council, 2013-2015
  • Panelist, Korea-US FTA, Korea-EU FTA, Korea-UK FTA, and WTO Dispute Settlement Body
  • ICSID Panel of Conciliators, World Bank, 2021 – 2027


In English
  • 1 “Security Exceptions in the WTO System: Bridge or Bottle-neck for Trade and Security?” (Journal of International Economic Law, Vol. 14, No.2, 2016, co-authored with Ji Yeong Yoo).
  • 2 “Why Reform is Needed: WTO Jurisprudence on ‘Public Body’” (Global Policy, Vol.12, 2021)
  • 3 WTO and East Asia: New Perspectives, co-ed. with Mitsuo Matsushita, (Cameron May, 2004).
  • 4 The Legal and Economic Analysis of the WTO/FTA System (World Scientific Publisher, 2016).
In Korean
  • 1 Technical Barriers to Trade in the WTO System (co-authored with Minjung Kim, Bakyoung-sa, 2018)
  • 2 WTO TBT System and Domestic Countermeasures (co-authored with Minjung Kim, Seoul National Univ. Press, 2019)