I was at a conference in Australia recently and had the opportunity to meet Professor Peter Drysdale, a leading economist in Australia. Peter was previously in charge of training for North Koreans in economics and policy-making in the early 2000s with a focus on economic reforms. The programs, sponsored by the UN, were held both in Australia and Pyongyang and catered to participants under the age of 35. We are proud to have him on board as an advisor to Choson Exchange. Bio:
Peter Drysdale is Emeritus Professor of Economics and a Visiting Fellow in the Crawford School of Economics and Government at The Australian National University. He is Head of Australia’s East Asia Forum. He is widely recognised as the leading intellectual architect of APEC. He is the author of a number of books and papers on international trade and economic policy in East Asia and the Pacific, including his prize-winning book, International Economic Pluralism: Economic Policy in East Asia and the Pacific. He is recipient of the Asia Pacific Prize, the Weary Dunlop Award, the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun with Gold Rays and Neck Ribbon, the Australian Centenary Medal and he is a member of the Order of Australia.