Peter Ward is a writer and researcher focusing on the North Korean economy, as well as a PhD candidate at the University of Vienna.
Officials aimed for 79% growth in some sectors, but the country’s own data shows it fell far short of this goal
DPRK’s Five-year Economic Strategy suggests country never fully recovered from ‘90s collapse, population has declined
New economic history provides excellent account of post-1990 period but is light on analysis of Eastern Bloc influence
Food scarcity will exacerbate chronic hunger and could lead to starvation if prices and availability do not stabilize
Collapse of foreign currency prices could increase economic difficulties of North Korean households
After flirting with reformism, Kim Jong Un appears eager to return to central planning
Kim is no longer airing out his social concerns to just his close cadres or the party faithful
Mounting evidence suggests that North Korea will soon allow more imports into the country
DPRK leader Kim Jong Un gave a speech to party cell secretaries last week at a special conference
North Korea hinted that it was going to exert more state control over the economy, but is that really happening?
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