Bark, Tae-Ho

Full-Time Professor

Bark, Tae-Ho / 朴泰鎬

Professor of International Trade

Office : Room 608, Bldg. 140-1

Tel. (82-2) 880-8512 Fax. (82-2) 879-1496

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Taeho Bark is Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) of Seoul National University and the Ambassador-at-Large for International Economy and Trade. During December 2011 ? March 2013, Professor Bark had taken a leave of absence to serve Minister for Trade of the Korean government. Recently, Dr. Bark was in the race for the Director-General position of the WTO as the Korean candidate. He also served as the Chairman of the Korea International Trade Commission. Prior to coming to Seoul National University, Professor Bark taught at Georgetown University, worked as a senior research fellow of the Korea Development Institute (KDI) and served as the Vice President of the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP). He also worked on the international commerce issues as a senior economist in the Office of the President of the Republic of Korea. During 2000-2002, Dr. Bark served as Chair of the Investment Expert Group (IEG) of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). He taught at the Jackson School of International Studies at University of Washington and at the Asia- Pacific Research Center (APARC) of Stanford University as a visiting professor. In addition, he was a visiting scholar at the IMF and consulted for the World Bank. He has written a few books and many articles on international trade, foreign direct investment and the Korean economy. Professor Bark received his BA from Seoul National University and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

In English:

  • “Trade Promotion in East Asia: Issues and Emerging Trends,” in G. S. Cheema, C. A. McNally and V. Popovski eds., Cross-Border Governance in Asia, in UN University Press, April 2011, pp. 169-218.
  • “The G20: from Seoul to Paris and Beyond,” with Y. Rhee, Journal of International Trade and Industry Studies, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 1-42, 2011.
  • “Asia's Strategic Participation in the Group of 20 for Global Economic Governance Reform: From the Perspective of International Trade,” SCHWEIZERISCHE ZEITSCHRIFT FUER INTERNATIONALE WIRTSCHAFTBEZIEHUNGEN, AUSSEN-WIRTSCHAFT, March 2011, pp. 33-58.
  • “Evaluation of Korea-US FTA Negotiations Results and Their Economic Impacts,” International Trade and Business Institute, ITBI Review, 2007. (in Korean)
  • “Services Trade Liberalization in East Asia: Focusing on Telecommunications Services, ”Journal of International Trade and Industry Studies, Vol. XI, No. 3, December 2006.
  • “Political Economy of Korea-Japan Free Trade Agreement: A Korean Perspective,”(with Chong Sup Kim), in C. Y. Ahn, I. Cheong, Y. Fukagawa and T. Ito eds., Korea-Japan FTA: Towards a Model Case for East Asian Economic Integration, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, February 2005.
  • “Globalization of Technologies through Foreign Direct Investment: Competitiveness Impact and Policy Implications,”(with Hwy-Chang Moon), Asia Pacific Tech Monitor, January-February 2002.
  • “Asian Economic Crisis, Foreign Direct Investment and Stabilized Economic Growth: Crisis Revisited and Implications for APEC Member Economies,”(with Hwy-Chang Moon), Journal of International Business and Economy, Fall 2001.
  • “Investment Environment after the Financial Crisis in the Asia-Pacific Region,”(with Hwy-Chang Moon), APEC Study Series 00-04, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, December 2000.


Faculty Directories


Trade Policy and Negotiation Regional Economic Integration Foreign Direct Investment


Understanding International Economic Relations Multilateral Trade Negotiations: History and Major Rounds Political Economy of Trade Policy