Dukgeun Ahn, is Professor of International Trade Law and Policy. Professor Ahn has taught at various universities including Singapore National University, University of Hong Kong, University of Barcelona in Spain, World Trade Institute in Switzerland and the KDI School of Public Policy and Management in Korea. In addition, he has advised several developing country governments, international organizations as well as various Korean ministries on trade law and policy issues such as World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes, trade negotiation and trade policy making. Professor Ahn is currently working as a Commissioner of the Korea Trade Commission and served as a Member of National Economic Advisory Council. He is also listed as a panelist candidate for the WTO dispute settlement as well as the Korea-US FTA and Korea-EU FTA.
He received Award by the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy of Republic of Korea, 2004; Award by the Prime Minister of Republic of Korea, 2005; Simdang Academic Excellence Award, Korea Association of International Trade Law, 2012; and Award by the Minister of the Interior, 2015. He works as an editorial board member for many academic journals, including Journal of International Economic Law (Oxford University Press) and International Trade Law (Quarterly Journal of Ministry of Justice). Professor Ahn holds both Ph. D. in Economics and J.D. (Member of New York Bar) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
International Trade Policy
WTO Law and Policy
Trade Remedy Laws
Understanding International Trade Law
Understanding International Economic Relations
WTO and Multilateral Trade Negotiation
Special Studies in Trade Negotiation: Trade Dispute Settlement
Trade Remedy Laws
Award by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy of Republic of Korea, 2004
Award by the Prime Minister of Republic of Korea, 2005
Simdang Academic Excellence Award, Korea Association of International Trade Law, 2012
Award by the Minister of the Interior, 2015
"Foe or Friend of GATT Article XXIV: Diversity in Trade Remedy Rules” (Journal of International Economic Law, Vol. 11, No.1, 2008).
"Alternative Approach to Causation Analysis in Trade Remedy Investigations: ‘Cost of Production’ Test” (Journal of World Trade, Vol. 44, No. 5, 2010, co-authored with William J. Moon).
"Analysis of Anti-dumping Use in Free Trade Agreements” (Journal of World Trade, Vol. 45, No.2, 2011, co-authored with Wonkyu Shin).
"Countervailing Duty against China: Opening a Pandora’s Box in the WTO System?” (Journal of International Economic Law, Vol. 14, No.2, 2011, co-authored with Jieun Lee).
"International Decision: United States ? Definitive Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties on Certain Products from China” (American Journal of International Law, Vol. 105, No.4, 2011).
"Third Country Dumping: Origin, Evolution and Prospect” (Journal of World Trade, Vol. 46, No.3, 2012).
"Understanding Non-litigated Disputes in the WTO Dispute settlement System” (Journal of World Trade, Vol. 47, No.5, 2013, co-authored with Jee-Hyeong Park and Jihong Lee).
"Dispute Settlement Systems in Asian FTAs: Issues and Problems” (Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, Vol.8, No.2, 2013).
"United States - Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Shrimp and Diamond Sawblades from China: Never Ending Zeroing in the WTO?" (World Trade Review, Vol.13, No.2, 2014, co-authored with Patrick Messerlin).
"Book Reivew: International Law in Financial Regulation and Monetary Affairs / edited by Thomas Cottier, John H. Jackson, and Rosa M. Lastra (Oxford Univ. Press)" (American Journal of International Law, Vol.108, No.1, 2014).
"Systemic Issues for the Post MC-9 WTO System" (Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, Vol.9, No.2, 2014).
"US-Carbon Steel (India): Multi-Product Firms and the Cumulation of Products" (World Trade Review, 2016, Vol.15, No.2, co-authored with Alan Spearot).
"Security Exceptions in the WTO System: Bridge or Bottle-neck for Trade and Security?" (Journal of International Economic Law, Vol. 14, No.2, 2016, co-authored with Ji Yeong Yoo).
WTO and East Asia: New Perspectives, co-ed. with Mitsuo Matsushita, (Cameron May, 2004).
The WTO Trade Remedy System: East Asian Perspectives, eds. with Mitsuo Matsushita & Tain-Jy Chen (Cameron May, 2006).
The Legal and Economic Analysis of the WTO/FTA System (World Scientific, 2016).
"Protection of Consumer Interest in Trade Policies” (in Consumers and Rule of Law, Yeo, Choi and Chang eds., 2008).
"Growth Strategy of Open Economy” (in New Growth Paradigm and Policy Agenda for the Korean Economy, Siwook Lee and Gangho Lee eds., 2008)
"Analysis on Implementation of the WTO Subsidies Agreement” (Trade Remedy Review, No.31, 2008).
"Analysis of Causation Determination in Trade Remedy Investigation” (International Trade Law, Vol.86, 2009).
"Legal Analysis of Intellectual Property Rights Issues for Pharmaceutical Products in the KORUS FTA” (Seoul Law Review, 2009)
"Economic Efficiency of Most-Favored-Nation Treatment in the WTO System” (in Economic Efficiency and the Rule of Law, eds. Hur & Koh, 2009).
"Analysis on Cross-Retaliation under the WTO Dispute Settlement System: Legal Issues and Case Studies” (International Trade Law, Vol.92, 2010, co-authored with Hyo-Young Lee).
"Analysis on Structural Problems of WTO Governance” (International Trade Law, Vol.97, 2011).
"Analysis on Trade Remedy Disputes in Agricultural Industries: US-Canada Softwood Lumber Dispute” (International Trade Law, Vol.104, 2012, co-authored with Won-Kyu Shin).
"Analysis on WTO Consistency of Legal Countermeasures on China's Exchange Rate Policy” (International Trade Law, Vol.106, 2012, co-authored with Minjung Kim).
"Analysis on Legal Issues and Characteristics of Chinese Subsidies subject to Countervailing Measures" (International Trade Law, Vol.110, 2015, co-authored with Ji Yeong Yoo and Minjung Kim).
Treatise on WTO SPS/TBT Agreements (Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2000)
Treatise on WTO General Agreement on Trade in Service (co-authored, Korean Ministry of Justice, 2000).
Treatise on GATT/WTO Subsidy Agreements (Korean Ministry of Justice, 2003).
Treatise on WTO Safeguard Agreement (Korean Ministry of Justice, 2006).