Accession Number : ADA300182

Title :   Korean Unification. Alternative Economics Strategies.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Bell, James P.

PDF Url : ADA300182

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : Reunification ot North and South Korea could impose huge costs on the richer southern half. This paper examines alternative approaches to reducing those costs. The key is to prevent the utter collapse of the northern economy. This might be accomplished after unification through policies to keep northern price levels competitive or by protecting northern producers. Alternatively, unification could be delayed until the northern economy is ready. While the delaying approach would reduce the immediate cost burden, it would not necessarily lead to unification. In the meantime, a strengthened northern economy could pose a heightened security threat to the south.

Descriptors :   *NORTH KOREA, *ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, *SOUTH KOREA, SCENARIOS, POLICIES, NATIONAL SECURITY, COMPETITION, MARKETING, INVESTMENTS, BANKING, EMPLOYMENT, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, COMPARISON, COST ESTIMATES, POPULATION, GERMANY, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, INDUSTRIAL MOBILIZATION, MACROECONOMICS, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, SOCIAL WELFARE, ECONOMIC WARFARE, PRICE INDEX.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE