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Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Rüdiger Frank

Comments: Rudiger Frank is Professor of East Asian Economy and Society – EcoS, and Head of the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Vienna. He holds an M.A. in Korean Studies, Economics and International Relations and a Ph.D. in Economics. In 1991/1992, he spent one semester as a language student at Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang and has been researching North Korea ever since. Visiting positions included Columbia University New York, Korea University Seoul and Seoul National University. His major research fields are socialist transformation in East Asia (with a focus on North Korea), state-business relations in East Asia, and regional integration in East Asia.
His most recent books are: (2018) „Unterwegs in Nordkorea: Eine Gratwanderung“, and (2017) „Nordkorea: Innenansichten eines totalen Staates“ (revised edition).
Prof. Frank is regularly consulted by governments, media and businesses on North Korea and East Asia. Since June 2011, he has been working with the World Economic Forum, currently in its Global Future Council on the Korean Peninsula. In September 2013, the leading German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung included Prof. Frank in its list of the 50 most influential German economists.







Frank, R 2018, 北韓,下一步?!國際經濟學家所觀察的北韓現況與未來. translated by Wang Yujun, Wang Ronghui, Peng Yimei, 商周出版.




Frank, R 2018, East Asian Regionalization and North Korea: From Confrontation to Cooperation. in H Loewen & A Zorob (eds), Initiatives of Regional Integration in Asia in Comparative Perspective. 1st edn, 9, United Nations University Series on Regionalism, vol. 14, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp. 177-200.


Frank, R 2018, Unterwegs in Nordkorea: Eine Gratwanderung. 1 edn, Deutsche Verlagsanstalt , München.




Frank, R 2018, 'North Korean Summits: Lessons Learned and the Road Ahead' Horizons, vol. Summer 2018, no. 12, pp. 120-142.








Frank, R 2017, De-Monetization, Re-Monetization, and Parallel Currencies in North Korea. in R Frank, B Moritz & H Hanns Günther (eds), Cash in East Asia. Springer International Publishing, pp. 43-61. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-59846-8_4

Frank, R 2017, Internal Conditions for Rapprochement: What Kind of Economic Opening is Feasible? in K Do, J-H Roh & H Feron (eds), Pathways to a Peaceful Korean Peninsula: Denuclearization, Reconciliation and Cooperation. KINU, Seoul and New York, pp. 175-202.

Frank, R 2017, Nordkorea: Innenansichten eines totalen Staates. revised edition edn, Deutsche Verlagsanstalt , München.














Frank, R 2016, 'It's all a matter of perspective' Global Asia, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 60-61.






Frank, R 2015, 'Aufschwung in Nordkorea' Weltsichten, vol. 2, pp. 30-34.

Frank, R 2015, Die Wirtschaft Nordkoreas: Status und Potenzial, Reformen und Gegenreformen. in E-J Lee & HB Mosler (eds), Länderbericht Korea. Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Bonn, pp. 551-573.

Frank, R 2015, 'Nordkoreas Außenhandel' Korea Forum, vol. 24, no. 1-2, pp. 48-53.


Frank, R, Hein, I, Pokorny, L & Schick-Chen, A (eds) 2015, Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies 7. Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies, vol. 7, vol. 7, 1 edn, Praesens Verlag, Wien.



Frank, RR, Interview zu Machthaber Kim Jong Un: Wird er Nordkoreas Gorbatschow?, 2014, Web publication, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Hamburg.

Frank, RR, Kim Jong-un hat seinen eigenen Stil, 2014, Web publication, Handelsblatt GmbH, Düsseldorf.










Frank, RR 2014, Nordkorea: Innenansichten eines totalen Staates. 1. edn, Deutsche Verlagsanstalt , München.

Frank, RR 2014, Unification and Capacity Building: The German Experience and its Declining Relevance for Korea. in C Moon & J Swenson-Wright (eds), Crisis of Peace and New Leadership in Korea. yonsei university press, Seoul, pp. 129-161.




Frank, RR, Böser Onkel (Süddeutsche Zeitung, Außenansicht), 2013, Web publication, Süddeutscher Verlag, München.





Frank, RR, Rätselhafter Kim Jong-un: Spekulationen um Nordkoreas Diktator, 2013, Web publication, news networld internetservice GmbH, Wien.











Frank, R, Köllner, P, Hoare, J & Pares, S (eds) 2013, Korea 2013: Politics, economy, and society. Brill, Leiden u.a.


Frank, RR 2013, "Nordkorea: Zwischen Stagnation und Veränderungsdruck", umfassende Neubearbeitung. in C Derichs & T Heberer (eds), Die politischen Systeme Ostasiens. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, pp. 431-503.

Frank, R 2013, North Korea: Domestic Politics, the Economy, and Social Issues. in Korea 2013: Politics, Economy, and Society. Brill, Leiden, pp. 41-72.


Frank, R 2013, 'Rolling Reforms' Global Asia, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 84-89.

Frank, R 2013, The Political Economy of Unification: North Korea and Implications of the German Experience. in S-H Choe, G Shin & D Straub (eds), Troubled Transition: North Korea’s Politics, Economy, and External Relations. Shorenstein, pp. 229-254.



Frank, RR 2013, Zwei Geschwindigkeiten: Nordkorea im Wandel. in C Moeskes (ed.), Nordkorea. Einblicke in ein rätselhaftes Land. Ch. Links, Berlin, pp. 149-156.













Frank, R, Hoare, J, Pares, S & Köllner, P (eds) 2012, Korea 2012: Politics, Economy, and Society. Brill.




Frank, R 2012, North Korea after Kim Jong Il: The Kim Jong Un Era and its Challenges. in Korea 2012: Politics, Economy, and Society. Brill, pp. 109-129.



Frank, R 2012, North Korea in 2011: Domestic Politics and Economy. in Korea 2012: Politics, Economy, and Society. Brill, pp. 39-64.





Frank, R 2012, Security Issues for Northeast Asia. in Korea and East Asia: The Stony Road to Collective Security. Brill, pp. 1-23.








Frank, RR 2011, Economic Performance Based Legitimacy of Kim Jong Un’s North Korea and the Role of the EU. in TC Rhee (ed.), Peace and Prosperity through Korean Unification. Korea Global Foundation, Seoul, pp. 292-312.

Frank, R (ed.) 2011, Exploring North Korean Arts. Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg GmbH.



Frank, R, Pares, S, Köllner, P & Hoare, J (eds) 2011, Korea 2011: Politics, Economy and Society. Brill.




Frank, R 2011, North Korea in 2010: Domestic politics and economy. in Korea 2011: Economy, and Society. Brill, pp. 39-57.






Frank, R 2011, The Political Economy of Monetization and Marketization in North Korea. in The State of North Korea's Market Economy and Future Developments. Korea EXIM Bank, Seoul, pp. 28-49.

Frank, R 2011, The Political Economy of North Korean Arts. in Exploring North Korean Arts. Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg GmbH, pp. 9-30.

Frank, RR 2011, The Relationship between Europe and the Two Koreas: Status and Potential. in The Korean Voice. vol. 2, Korean Global Foundation, Seoul, pp. 302-320.










Frank, R 2010, Economics and the Future of East Asian Studies: How to Integrate Analytical and Empirical Approaches? in The Era of East Asia and the Future of Asian Studies, Proceedings of the Yonsei University 125th Anniversary Asian Studies Conference. Yonsei University 125th Anniversary Asian Studies Conference.


Schmidhofer, CE, Pokorny, L (ed.) & Frank, R (ed.) 2010, Fakt und Fantasie: Das Japanbild in deutschsprachigen Reiseberichten 1854-1900. Vienna Studies on East Asia, vol. 1, Praesens Verlag.










Frank, R, Köllner, P, Hoare, J & Pares, S (eds) 2010, Korea 2010: Politics, Economy, and Society. Brill.

Pokorny, L & Frank, R 2010, Korean Studies in the German-Speaking Area: Present Realities and a Realistic Future. in Korean Studies Abroad: Profiles of Countries and Regions. 1 edn, The Academy of Korean Studies, Seongnam, pp. 294-315.




Frank, R 2010, North Korea in 2009: Domestic Politics and Economy. in Korea 2010: Politics, Economy, and Society. Brill, pp. 29-53.




Frank, R 2010, Socialist Neoconservatism and North Korean Foreign Policy in the Nuclear Era. in New Challenges to North Korean Foreign Policy. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 3-42.

Frank, R, Stability of North Korea and a Long-term Strategy for Transformation, 2010, Web publication, Institute for Far Eastern Studies.


Frank, R 2010, Steps to be taken before Korean unification: The German experience with a focus on unification costs and financing. in Y Yoon (ed.), Pukhan puranjòng sanghwangeùi taebiwa hanbandoùi mirae. Seoul National University, pp. 23-49.



Frank, R 2010, The European Experience with Socialism: Implications for North Korea. in EU tonghap eui daebyeonhyeok gwa hanbando tonghap paeryeodaim. 11th World Korean Forum, pp. 150-167.





Frank, R 2010, Von der Asymmetrie zur Konvergenz? in Globalgeschichte: Die Welt im 20. Jahrhundert. Mandelbaum Verlag, pp. 29-62.



Frank, R, Currency Reform and Orthodox Socialism in North Korea, 2009, Web publication, Nautilus Institute.








Frank, R, Hoare, J, Pares, S & Köllner, P (eds) 2009, Korea Yearbook 2009: Politics, Economy, and Society. Brill.

Frank, R, Hoare, J, Pares, S & Köllner, P (eds) 2009, Korea 2009: Politics, Economy, and Society. Brill.



Kim Jong-uns Gipfeltreffen im Jahr 2018

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3 Nov 2018

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Ein plötzlicher Sinneswandel infolge von maximum pressure?

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18 Oct 2018

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The North Korean Summit Meetings of 2018

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7 Aug 2018

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A European Perspective on the North Korean Summit Meetings of 2018A European Perspective on the North Korean Summit Meetings of 2018

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24 Jul 2018

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Herausforderung Nordkorea. Politik, Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft

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8 Jun 2018

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Update zu Nordkorea

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6 Jun 2018

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Spotlight on Key Uncertainties in Europe and Asia

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15 Mar 2018

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Flash Point North Korea

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4 Mar 2018

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Ethisch-Politische Herausforderung Feldforschung: Das Beispiel Nordkorea

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18 Jan 2018

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Nordkorea und die Sicherheit im Asiatisch-Pazifischen Raum

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18 Jan 2018

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Brennpunkt Nordkorea: Wandel durch Annäherung?

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16 Jan 2018

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Brennpunkt Nordkorea: Wandel durch Annäherung

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11 Jan 2018

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Between Defensive Realism and Economic Reforms: Quo vadis, North Korea?

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9 Jan 2018

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The North Korea Problem: Regional Factors and Implications

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27 Nov 2017

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Nordkorea: Wandel durch Annäherung

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7 Nov 2017

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Menschenrechte in Nordkorea: Probleme, Prinzipien, Lösungsmöglichkeiten

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2 Nov 2017

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Brennpunkt Nordkorea. Einsichten und Ansichten

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19 Oct 2017

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Nordkorea: Wandel durch Annäherung

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16 Oct 2017

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Nordkorea: Wandel durch Annäherung

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1 Oct 2017

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