April 08 2013
Dr. Chan Ik Chun, the former agricultural economist of FFTC, returns to Taipei to continue his post after nine years of absence from the Center. Dr. Chun worked in FFTC from 2001 to 2004, after which he returned to Korea and worked for eight years as chief research officer of the Agricultural Policy Research Division of Nonghuyp Economic Research Institute. In 2012, he was promoted as director of the same Institute. Dr. Chun got his PhD in 1992 in economics from Dongguk University in Seoul, Korea. As the new FFTC agricultural economist, Dr. Chun has been assigned to be the organizer of the workshop seminar entitled "Threats and Opportunities in Agricultural Trade Under the Free Trade Agreements in the Asian Region" to be held in Seoul on September 28-October 3, 2013. He will also be on top of the Center's latest project entitled "Asia-Pacific Information Platform on Agricultural Policy." Dr. Chun replaced Mr. Ho-Kyum Lee, FFTC's former agricultural economist, who resigned from the Center last March.