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Inkyo CHEONG Minister for Trade


  • 1995Michigan State University, MI, U.S/ Ph.D. in Economics
  • 1988Michigan State University, MI, U.S./ M.A. in Economics
  • 1985Hanyang University, Seoul, KOREA/ B.A. Economics


Selected Academic Appointment
  • Vice President, Inha University, 2015- 2018
  • Head, Evaluation Team over 24 research institutes, National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Science, 2022-present
  • President, Korean Association of Trade and Industry Studies, 2010-2012
  • Nonexecutive Director, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), 2009-2012
  • Professor, Department of International Trade of Inha University, 2004-present
  • Research Fellow, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), 1996- 2004
Selected Public Appointment
  • President, Korea Security Agency of Trade and Industry, 2023-2024
  • Member / Head, Economic Security Division, National Economic Advisory Council, 2022-present
  • Co-Chair, Advisory Committee on Commercial Negotiations, 2022-present
  • Member, Legislative Support Committee of the National Assembly Committee on Foreign Affairs, 2009-2013
  • Policy Advisor, Office of Senior Secretary to the President for Foreign and Security Affairs, 2008-2011
  • Specialist, Foreign Economic Affairs Division, National Economic Advisory Council, 2005-2006


  • 1 Economic Security and Export Control (2023)
  • 2 FTAs and International Trade (2016)
  • 3 New Trade Protectionism (2009)
  • 4 Korea-U.S. FTA Dispute: the truth is? (2006)
  • 5 FTA Strategy in the Globalization Era (2005)
  • 6 Economic Impact of China’s WTO accession and Policy Implication (2001)
  • 7 Economic Integration in Northeast Asia: Searching for a Feasible Approach(1999)