Senior Advisor for International Economy, Office of the President, Republic of Korea.
Jong-Wha Lee has been Senior Advisor for International Economy to the President of the Republic of Korea and a G20 Sherpa since January 2011. He has been Professor of Economics at Korea University since March 1993 and is an adjunct professor in the Economics Division of the Australian National University,
Previously, Professor Lee was Chief Economist and Acting Chief Economist at the Asian Development Bank from 2008 to 2010 and head of the Office of Regional Economic Integration from 2007 to 2010.
At Korea University, Professor Lee was director of the International Center for Korean Studies from 2003 to 2007. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard University and an associate at the Harvard Institute for International Development. From September 1992 to April 1993, Professor Lee worked as an economist in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Professor Lee has received numerous awards, honors and grants, including a Distinguished Scholar Fellowship from the Korea Research Foundation, a Bradley Fellowship in 2006 and the Best Teacher Award at Korea University (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006).
Jong-Wha Lee has authored or co-authored numerous articles and books including Rebalancing for Sustainable Growth. Asia’s Postcrisis Challenges, Costs and Benefits of Economic Integration in Asia, Asian Regionalism in the World Economy, The Future Global Reserve System—an Asian Perspective.
Professor Lee has Master of Arts and doctorate degrees in economics from Harvard University (1990, 1992), and a Master of Arts degree in economics from Korea University (1983).