Peter Ward is a writer and researcher focusing on the North Korean economy, as well as a PhD candidate at the University of Vienna.
Relatively unimportant before marketization, the Central Bank's rise reflects the increasing power of money in the DPRK
Recent revisions to Foreign Trade Act point to a rollback of key planks in the Kim Jong Un-era reform agenda
The event, originally planned for 1986, was pushed back, then shelved, and then finally revived and held in 2016
Recently-released publication offers a rare window into the world of the DPRK monetary policy
Data reveals the wider impact of an effective oil embargo in late 2017
Trends indicate fuel prices remain relatively stable and only loosely linked to global prices
DPRK policymakers have a range of ways to expand opportunities for the entrepreneurial class
Talks in Pyongyang come at a critical time for both sides, though concrete outcomes may be limited
While overly-ambitious, the Rason project offers some important lessons for future DPRK SEZs
The data does not indicate that the supply situation has dramatically worsened this year
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