January 24, 2022

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein

Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein is an Associate Scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and co-editor of North Korean Economy Watch.

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The North Korean economy in September 2018: an overview

Domestic prices rose as economic affairs dominated an inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang

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The North Korean Economy in August 2018: an overview

Despite a large focus on economic development, no signs yet on what this means in practice

Benjamin Katzeff SilbersteinBenjamin Katzeff SilbersteinSeptember 12, 2018
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The North Korean economy in July 2018: an overview

Kim Jong Un conducted a record number of visits as reports of loosening sanctions enforcement continued

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The North Korean economy in June 2018: an overview

Amid high-profile summits, factory visits, and diplomatic rapprochement, market prices remained stable

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The North Korean economy in May 2018: an overview

Last month saw Pyongyang reiterate its commitment to autarky and market prices remain stable

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Beijing’s DPRK sanctions enforcement: “much stronger” than ever before?

Reports on waning Chinese commitment must be understood within the broader context

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Engagement 2.0? Issues with re-opening the Kaesong Industrial Complex

The now-shuttered project offers some lessons on the limits of North Korean SEZs

Benjamin Katzeff SilbersteinBenjamin Katzeff SilbersteinFebruary 22, 2018
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Russia and the North Korean economy: more than meets the eye?

Both countries hope to increase economic exchange if political circumstances allow

Benjamin Katzeff SilbersteinBenjamin Katzeff SilbersteinDecember 20, 2017
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How gas prices show China’s leverage over the North Korean economy

This year's fluctuations show Beijing can pressure Pyongyang - but other factors are also at work

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How much has North Korea’s economy really changed?

A new book challenges the narrative that marketization in the DPRK is a "bottom-up" phenomena