Past Events


On Wednesday, February 12, 2014, the Asan Institute for Policy Studies hosted the Asan Dosirak Series with Patrick A. Messerlin, Professor Emeritus of economics at Sciences Po. During the event, Professor Messerlin gave a presentation titled “North Korean Trade Policy: Constraints and Options”.


Trade will be critical for boosting North Korean growth. Hence, North Korean options in terms of trade policy deserve to be carefully examined. Professor Messerlin aims to provide the best possible information to North Koreans willing to be better equipped for understanding and assessing the available trade policy options.

Date / Time: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 / 10:30am – 1:00pm
Venue: Conference Room (2F), The Asan Institute for Policy Studies



Patrick Messerlin is Professor Emeritus of economics at Sciences Po, and Chairman of the Steering Committee of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE, Brussels). He specializes in international trade policy and regulatory reforms. His current research deals with regional trade agreements, EU-East Asia economic relations,WTO issues, services liberalization and the associated “Better regulations” initiatives.