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Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Rüdiger Frank

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. (2020). Challenging the Korean Fear of High Costs: German Unification as a Win-Win Situation. In Firms, Institutions, and the State in East Asia (pp. 357-374). Metropolis.


Frank, R. (2020). Political Economy and Ideology under Kim Jong Un. In A. Buzo (Ed.), Routledge Handbook on Contemporary North Korea (pp. 56-74). Routledge. Routledge Handbooks







Hein, I., Pokorny, L., Frank, R., & Schick-Chen, A. (2019). Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies Volume 11. In Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies Volume 11 Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies Vol. 11


How Can External Actors Increase the Likelihood of Economic Reforms in North Korea: A Systematic Analysis Based on the CRE Model

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17 Dec 2021

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How Can External Actors Increase the Likelihood of Economic Reforms in North Korea: A Systematic Analysis Based on the CRE Model

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

10 Dec 2021

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Options for external players to support peace and prosperity on the Korean peninsula

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

26 Nov 2021

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Economic Reforms in North Korea: Likelihood and Policies

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

24 Nov 2021

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Comparing German and Korean Unification: Challenges and Pitfalls

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

18 Nov 2021

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Let’s Talk About Mountains

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11 Nov 2021

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Brennpunkt Nordkorea: Wandel durch Annäherung?

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4 Nov 2021

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Challenging the Korean Fear of High Costs: German Unification as an Economic Win-Win Situation

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23 Sep 2021

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Understanding the North Korean Economy: Reform or Perfection?

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26 Jun 2021

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"In the long run” could be now: Economic crisis and policy responses in North Korea.

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26 Feb 2021

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North Korea after the 8th Party Congress - Between Pandemic and Economic Crisis

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29 Jan 2021

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Understanding North Korea: Non-Governmental Sector Engagement

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2 Dec 2020

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The Economic Situation in North Korea

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7 Nov 2020

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Thoughts on Cho Sung-Hyung: My Brothers and Sisters in the North

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3 Oct 2020

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German Unification as an Example for Korea? The Tricky Question of Comparability

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8 Jul 2020

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2020 Update on the North Korean Economy, and why it matters

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11 Jun 2020

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Einheit in Deutschland und Korea: Wie sinnvoll ist ein Vergleich?

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5 Jun 2020

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Covid-19 in Ostasien: Die zwei Koreas

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4 Jun 2020

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North Korea’s Economy 2020: Signs of Trouble?

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2 Jun 2020

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The Status of North Korea’s Economy: Impact on Matters of International Concern

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30 May 2020

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Nordkorea: Aktuelle Wirtschaftslage und Implikationen

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23 May 2020

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Update on the Economy: How Desperate is North Korea?

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8 May 2020

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North Korea Amidst the Uncertainty of 2020

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7 May 2020

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The 2020 State Budget Report and its Implications

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21 Apr 2020

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One year after Hanoi: Where do we stand on the North Korea Issue

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27 Feb 2020

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How desperate is North Korea? Economic growth and the effects of sanctions

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4 Dec 2019

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Challenging the Korean Fear of High Costs: German Unification as an Economic Win-Win Situation

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3 Dec 2019

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Do sanctions work? North Korea’s economy in numbers and images

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18 Nov 2019

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Growth or Decline of North Korea’s Economy? A Discussion Based on the Annual SPA Budget Reports

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

16 Jul 2019

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Do sanctions work? North Korea’s economy in numbers and images

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9 Jul 2019

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Reformen in Nordkorea?

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24 Apr 2019

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Sieben Thesen zu Nordkorea

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17 Jan 2019

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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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Ein Vierteljahrhundert Nordkorea: Veränderungen 1991-2016

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30 Mar 2017

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

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

19 Jan 2017

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Update on Korean Unification: Recent Trends and the Relevance of the German Case

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

30 Nov 2016

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The Actual and Hypothetical Cases of German and Korean Unification: A Dangerous Comparison

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20 Oct 2016

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Internal Conditions for Rapprochement: What kind of economic opening is feasible?

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

21 Sep 2016

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International Conditions for Rapprochement: What kind of economic opening is feasible?

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

21 Sep 2016

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Herausforderung Nordkorea. Politik, Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

6 Jun 2016

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Demonetization, Remonetization, and Parallel Currencies in North Korea

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

13 May 2016

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Ignorieren,sanktionieren, auslöschen... oder akzeptieren? Strategien zum Umgang mit Nordkoreas Atomprogramm

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10 Feb 2016

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North Korea Between Defensive Realism and Economic Reforms

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

7 Jan 2016

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The EU Perspective on Capacity Building

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

1 Oct 2015

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Nordkorea: Innenansichten eines totalen Staates

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29 Sep 2015

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A Unified Korea and International Cooperation

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

30 Jun 20151 Jul 2015

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Rethink Europe: Alternative Futures Asia

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

24 Jun 2015

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Nordkorea: Innenansichten eines totalen Staates

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23 May 2015

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Mapping the Geo‐economic Landscape in East Asia

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20 Apr 2015

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Nordkorea: Innenansichten eines totalen Staates

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

28 Feb 2015

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Jahrestagung der Deutsch-Koreanischen Gesellschaft

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27 Feb 2015

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Nordkorea: Nicht unser Land, nicht unser System, nicht unser Nachbar – nicht unser Problem?

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24 Feb 2015

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North Korea: Recent Trends and Future Prospects

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13 Feb 2015

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Socio-Economic Change in the DPRK and Korean Security Dilemmas: The Implications for International Policy

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16 Oct 2014

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Szenarien einer koreanischen Wiedervereinigung

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10 Oct 2014

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Kim Jong Un's North Korea: Domestic politics, the economy and regional security

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

3 Oct 2014

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Nordkorea: Innenansichten eines totalen Staates

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29 Sep 2014

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Asia Security Outlook

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23 May 2014

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The future of nuclear weapons

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

25 Jun 2013

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Asia Briefing North Korea

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

24 Jun 2013

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Leadership Changes in East Asia

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

14 Jun 2013

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North Korea between Defensive Realism and Economic Reforms

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29 May 2013

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Quo vadis, Nordkorea

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15 May 2013

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The Kim Jong Un regime one year after its establishment

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22 Feb 2013

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Why now is a good time to engage the DPRK Economically

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

13 Feb 201315 Feb 2013

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Zu lange her, anderer Kontext, andere Probleme: Konnte und kann Korea vom Beispiel Deutschlands lernen?

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2 Nov 2012

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Zu lange her, anderer Kontext, andere Probleme: Konnte und kann Korea vom Beispiel Deutschlands lernen?

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2 Nov 2012

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The Current Situation in North Korea and Reform Outlook

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

28 Oct 2012

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The Current Situation in North Korea and Reform Outlook

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28 Oct 2012

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Capacity Building after Unification: The German Experience and its Relevance for Korea

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6 Sep 2012

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Capacity Building after Unification: The German Experience and its Relevance for Korea

Rüdiger Frank (Selected presenter)

6 Sep 2012

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Economic Performance Based Legitimacy of Kim Jong Un’s North Korea and the Role of the EU

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

26 Jun 2012

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Briefing on North Korea: A Changing Society

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

21 May 2012

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Die sicherheitspolitische Lage in Ostasien aus europäischer Sicht

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

15 May 2012

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Herausforderung Nordkorea: Politik, Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft

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8 May 2012

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Nordkorea in der Transformation? Gesellschaftliche Veränderungen der letzten zehn Jahre

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21 Feb 2012

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Szenarien für die friedliche Wiedervereinigung Koreas

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30 Jan 2012

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Germany, the European Union and the Question of Peace and Security on the Korean Peninsula

Rüdiger Frank (Selected presenter)

17 Nov 2011

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Teaching about Regions? The Approach of the MA Program on East Asian Economy and Society in Vienna

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

15 Sep 2011

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Marketization and monetization in North Korea

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

15 Jul 2011

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Power Succession in the DPRK: Different Scenarios.

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13 May 2011

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East Asia and North Korean Foreign Policy: A Quantitative Analysis (1997-2010)

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

28 Apr 2011

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Researching Regions? The Experience of the Program on East Asian Economy and Society in Vienna

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15 Apr 2011

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North Korea and the German experience

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

23 Feb 2011

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Pyongyang politics: Quo vadis, North Korea?

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

27 Jan 2011

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Steps to be taken before Korean unification: The German experience with a focus on unification cost and financing

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

17 Dec 2010

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Panelist at Roundtable on Current Situation in the DPRK, Workshop on "Towards a Human Security Framework for North Korea"

Rüdiger Frank (Selected presenter)

2 Dec 2010

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Global Implications of North Korea's Fate

Rüdiger Frank (Keynote speaker)

23 Nov 2010

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Over the Brink: East Asian Security Scenarios in a Post-North Korean Era

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

23 Nov 2010

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The North Korea Security Challenge: a net assessment

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

12 Nov 2010

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Politik und Wirtschaft in Nordkorea

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

2 Oct 2010

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Südkoreas wirtschaftliche Entwicklung

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2 Oct 2010

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The Economic Development of South Korea

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

2 Oct 2010

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The Political and Economic System of North Korea

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2 Oct 2010

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The return to orthodox policies in North Korea

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30 Sep 2010

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Exploring North Korean Arts

Rüdiger Frank (Keynote speaker)

3 Sep 2010

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Opening address, organizer and moderator, international symposium on “Exploring North Korean Arts”

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

3 Sep 2010

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Moderator, International Workshop on “North Korea: Looking at Research Priorities for the Future”

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15 Jul 2010

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Potential Catalysts for Intra-Asian and Asia-Europe Cooperation

Rüdiger Frank (Selected presenter)

12 Jul 2010

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Authoritarian Transformation in North Korea? Socialist Neoconservatism and its Future

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

29 Jun 2010

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Opening Address, Workshop on "New Dynamics of Governance in the 21st Century"

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17 Jun 2010

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Korea and East Asia: International Relations and Options for a Regional Collective Security Mechanism

Rüdiger Frank (Keynote speaker)

3 Jun 2010

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Herausforderung Nordkorea: Politik, Wirtschaft, Gesellschaft

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1 Jun 2010

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Opening Address, Viennese Conference on Southeast Asian Studies: „Human Security in Southeast Asia“

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

28 May 2010

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Die neokonservative Wende in Wirtschaft, Politik und Ideologie Nordkoreas 2005-2010

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18 May 2010

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The European Experience with Socialism: Implications for North Korea

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

10 May 2010

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Economics and the Future of East Asian Studies: How to Integrate Analytical and Empirical Approaches

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

7 May 2010

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The New Program on East Asian Economy and Society

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5 Mar 2010

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Mit oder gegen China? Japan, Südkorea und die Zukunft der regionalen Sicherheit in Nordostasien

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10 Dec 2009

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Ideologische Spaltung: Die Neokonservative Wende in Nordkorea 2005-2009

Rüdiger Frank (Selected presenter)

5 Dec 2009

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The Situation in North Korea and Options for EU Policy

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

19 Nov 2009

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U-turn, New Beginning, or Beginning of the End? Socialist Neoconservatism in North Korea

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

22 Sep 2009

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Economic Development in South Korea: Following the Japanese Model?

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

18 Sep 2009

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Reforms in North Korea 1: The Transformation of Socialism

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

17 Sep 2009

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Reforms in North Korea 2: The Return to Socialist Neoconservatism

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

17 Sep 2009

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Korea and Socialism in East Asia since World War II

Rüdiger Frank (Keynote speaker)

9 Sep 2009

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From Socialist Transformation to Socialist Neoconservatism? Ideological and Economic Developments in North Korea

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23 Jul 2009

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The Early End of Transformation? Socialist Neoconservatism in North Korea

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2 Jul 2009

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Socialist Neoconservatism and North Korean Foreign Policy in the Post-nuclear Era

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

25 Jun 2009

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The Cause, and the Effect? East Asian Regionalization and North Korea

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

20 Jun 2009

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The Construction of a Regional Peace and Security Mechanism in Northeast Asia

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

16 Jun 2009

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The Role of Regional Assistance and Cooperation in North Korea's Economic Modernization

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

29 May 2009

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Socialism in East Asia: China and North Korea

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

27 Apr 2009

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North Korea and Its Economy: Systemic Restrictions, Ideological Constraints, and External Exchanges

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

24 Feb 2009

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Socialist Transformation in Europe and East Asia

Rüdiger Frank (Keynote speaker)

14 Feb 2009

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Sino-North-Korean Border Regions: Where Both Koreas Truly Meet?

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

17 Dec 2008

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A Regional Framework for Economic Cooperation with the DPRK

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

1 Dec 2008

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The Economic Impact of Lifting Sanctions on North Korea and the East Asian Region

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

21 Nov 2008

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The Relevance of the European Experience of Transformation for East Asia and Korea

Rüdiger Frank (Keynote speaker)

14 Nov 2008

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Cooperation and International Development: North Korea, Inter-Korean Economic Exchanges , and Westpolitik

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

13 Nov 2008

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The International Environment for Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

22 Oct 2008

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Regionalism in Europe and East Asia: Principal Differences and Possible Catalysts

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

21 Oct 2008

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Transformation of State Socialism in East Asia: The Case of North Korea

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

17 Oct 2008

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Transformation of State Socialism in Europe: A Lesson for North Korea?

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

24 Sep 2008

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North Korea: East Asian Socialism, Capitalism, or What? An Analysis of Past and Current Developments

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

25 Jun 2008

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Private Markets in North Korea: Coping Measures or Indicators of an Alternative Path of Economic Development

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

9 Jun 2008

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North Korea's Economy

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

23 Apr 2008

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East Asian Regional Integration and the North Korea Issue

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

11 Apr 2008

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A New Mode of Governance? The New Presidency in South Korea

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

10 Apr 2008

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Re-shaping East Asia: Political and Economic Implications of Korea's Peace Agreement

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

14 Mar 2008

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Will North Korea Become a "Second China"? Economic and Ideological Issues of a Possible Transformation

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

13 Mar 2008

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Changing North Korea: Beyond the Point of No Return?

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

29 Feb 2008

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Changing North Korea: Beyond the Point of No Return?

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

28 Feb 2008

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East Asian Regionalization and North Korea: Causes and Effects

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

21 Feb 2008

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North Korea's Path of Development, Socio-Economic Rights, and Investment

Rüdiger Frank (Invited speaker)

21 Jan 2008

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Transformation Staatssozialistischer Systeme in Ostasien: Wird Nordkorea zu einem Zweiten China?

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

12 Dec 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


South-North Korean Economic Cooperation After the 2007 Summit: The Economic Future of Northeast Asia

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

19 Nov 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


North Korea in Transition? Lessons from the European Experience?

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

8 Nov 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Lehren aus der Vergangenheit? Der Wiederaufbau von Hamhùng als Teil der Ersten Welle von Entwicklungshilfe für Nordkorea

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

24 Oct 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The European Model of Economic Integration and its Relevance for Korea

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

12 Oct 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Research on North Korea: Some Evidence from East German Archives

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

3 Sep 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Economic Transformation in North Korea: Theory and Practice

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

23 Jun 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The North Korean Economy and its Development: Strategic Options and a Roadmap for the Future

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

14 Jun 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


North Korea's Economic Development: Analysis and Future Prospects

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

7 Jun 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Economic Transformation in North Korea: Theory and Practice

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

22 May 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


South Korea: A Textbook Case of Economic Development?

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

21 May 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Investment Conditions in South Korea and China: Chances and Problems for Cooperation

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

10 May 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


North Korea and the International Community: No Effort Without Reason

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

10 May 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


South Korea: A Textbook Case of Economic Development?

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

9 May 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


International Relations in East Asia

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

24 Apr 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The (?) Future of Korean Studies

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

17 Apr 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther



Political - Economic Outlook: The Impact of and on N.E. Asia in Global Growth

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

28 Mar 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther




The IT Industry in Korea

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

15 Feb 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


North Korea: Political/Economic Stability and Humanitarian Implications

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

18 Jan 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Situating Korean Studies in a global and multi-disciplinary context

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

7 Jul 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The Impact of Economic Sanctions on North Korea's Transformation and Alternative Approaches

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

5 Jul 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther




Socio-economic and Ideological Changes in North Korea

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

16 May 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The Modern History of the Republic of Korea

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

16 May 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Wege der Entwicklung Ostasiens

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

10 May 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Korea in der Region Ostasien: Vom ökonomischen Wachstumsmodell zum politischen Sicherheitsrisiko?

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

3 May 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Economic Transformation in Europe and Asia and the Case of North Korea

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

28 Apr 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Wege der Entwicklung in Ostasien: Parallelen, Wechselwirkungen, Konvergenz

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

27 Apr 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The Transformation of State Socialism in North Korea: The Role and the future of the Food Problem

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

7 Apr 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Changes in North Korea: A Way to Sustainable Human Rights Improvement?

Rüdiger Frank (Speaker)

23 Mar 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Department of East Asian Studies

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