April 06, 2020


Peter Ward

Peter Ward is a writer and researcher focusing on the North Korean economy, as well as a PhD candidate at the University of Vienna.


The black, the state-run, and the grey: three kinds of markets in N. Korea today

Business often takes place at the intersection of legality and illegality

Peter Ward June 28, 2018

How N. Korea can fix its credibility problem with international investors

Building trust will require compromises, but potential solutions available

Peter Ward June 25, 2018

Risky business? Potential sectors for investment in North Korea

Mining, finance, and infrastructure could be lucrative industries when - and if - sanctions are relieved

Peter Ward June 18, 2018

Art of the deal: commercial contracts in DPRK law

Analysis shows enterprises have been granted unparalleled fiscal autonomy in certain areas of activity

Peter Ward May 30, 2018

Just how planned is the North Korean industrial economy?

Many firms enjoy full fiscal and operational autonomy, but high-priority sectors remain under total state control

Peter Ward May 3, 2018

Mandate for a meeting? The third inter-Korean summit and ROK public opinion

Seoul continues to enjoy majority support for its policy of rapprochement - though that may not last

Peter Ward April 23, 2018

Capitalism with North Korean characteristics: markets in DPRK law

Analysis of open-source documents suggests the legal system is increasingly flexible

Peter Ward April 17, 2018

North Korean agriculture under Kim Jong Un: quiet revolution or recognition of reality?

Analysis suggests the state increasingly recognizes property rights and private markets

Peter Ward April 10, 2018