North Korean Refugees on the Food Crisis


April 30, 2008, 3:00 AM EDT
Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC
Marcus Noland (PIIE), Kim Seung Min (Free North Korea Radio), Kang Su Jin (Coalition for North Korean Women's Rights) and Kim Young-il (People for Successful Korean Reunification)

Event Summary

As North Korea once again faces famine, the Institute hosted an event April 30, 2008, to release two new papers by senior fellow Marcus Noland and collaborators based on a pathbreaking survey of more than 1,300 North Korean refugees in China. North Korean refugees Kim Seung Min, Kang Su Jin, and Kim Young-il spoke at the event. Deputy director and senior fellow Adam S. Posen was the moderator. Sin-U Nam, vice chairman of the North Korean Freedom Coalition, provided translation for the Korean speakers.

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Event Materials

News Release: North Korea Again Headed Toward Outright Famine [pdf]

Policy Brief 08-6: North Korea on the Precipice of Famine
Stephan Haggard, Marcus Noland, and Erik Weeks

Working Paper 08-1: Exit Polls: Refugee Assessments of North Korea's Transition
Yoonok Chang, Stephan Haggard, and Marcus Noland

Working Paper 08-4: Migration Experiences of North Korean Refugees: Survey Evidence from China
Yoonok Chang, Stephan Haggard, and Marcus Noland

Working Paper 07-7: North Korea's External Economic Relations
Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland

Book: Korea after Kim Jong-il
Marcus Noland
January 2004

Book: Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid, and Reform
Marcus Noland and Stephan Haggard
March 2007

Book: Avoiding the Apocalypse: The Future of the Two Koreas
Marcus Noland
June 2000

Policy Brief 08-4: A Security and Peace Mechanism for Northeast Asia: The Economic Dimension
Stephan Haggard and Marcus Noland

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