About KEI

About the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) is a not-for-profit, educational organization affiliated with the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), a public policy research institute located in Seoul and funded by the South Korean government. KEI focuses its efforts on all aspects of the U.S.-Korea relationship. KEI does not lobby; it welcomes a diversity of views.


One of KEI's most important missions is to broaden and deepen understanding among Americans about developments in Korea and the value of the U.S.-Korea relationship. Through its publications, outreach programs, social media outlets, and website, KEI offers access to current information and analysis.