Jeong-bin Im

Jeong-bin Im

Jeong-Bin Im is Professor of Department of Agricultural Eonomics and Rural Development in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University. Professor Im holds Ph. D. in Agricultural and Resources Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park (U.S.A) after having M.A and B.A. from Seoul National University.

His academic research and publication covers a wide range of agricultural policy and trade topics such as agricultural direct payment program, WTO and Free Trade Agreement(FTA) issues. He is contributing to many academic journals, as editorial board member for Journal of Korean Agricultural Policy, Journal of Korean Livestock Management and as Editor-in-chief for Journal of Korean Agricultural Economics.

In addition, he has advised several developing country governments, international organizations as well as various Korean ministries on agricultural policy and trade issues. Professor Im is currently working, among others, as Chair for Evaluation of FTA Compensation System Forum and Chair for Dietary Education Forum, and served as a Member of Presidential Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Policy.

Latest Submission of the Author

On January 14, 2016, the Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) announced its work plan for boosting rural economy and promoting agro-food export by transferring traditional agriculture into a 6th industry. Agriculture as a 6th industry will be promoted through linking agro-...
Country: Korea Topic: Overview
Traditionally Korea had been pursuing the trade policy focusing on GATT/WTO multilateral system so the country was reluctant to stimulate FTA bilateral trade agreements until 1990s. In the early 2000, Korea has shifted its international economic policy towards bilateral trade agreement through FTAs...
On November 24th, 2015, the Korea Seed & Variety Service (KSVS) announced that it will host the 2016 Asia & Pacific Seed Association (APSA) at Incheon in Korea. KSVS participated in the General Assembly of the 2015 Asia & Pacific Seed Association (APSA) held at Goa in India from...
Country: Korea Topic: Others
On September 4th, 2015, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) and the Korea Rural Community Corporation (KRC) announced that they are going to operate the rural tourism supporters group by international students in Korea. This is a part of the project of expanding Korea’s...
Country: Korea Topic: Rural development
Abstract Korean agriculture is characterized by small-sized family farming. The FTAs with major trading partners has led to important changes in its agriculture. Particularly Korea’s agricultural sector has high concerns about the government’s participation in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)...