San Francisco, June 9, 2008 — The Asia Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Ho-Dong Lee has joined the Foundation as a visiting researcher through the Korean Government’s Overseas Research Fellowship Program. He is the second recipient of the fellowship to be affiliated with The Asia Foundation. Dr. Lee will be based at the Foundation’s San Francisco headquarters for a year-and-a-half to conduct research on a comparative study of fiscal policies and management systems of the U.S. and other advanced countries, and their possible applications in Asia, including Korea.
Dr. Lee has served in the Korean government for 16 years and worked at the Ministry of Planning and Budget (MPB) since 1998. He was Director of the Economic Administration Public Expenditure Division and was formerly Director of the International Cooperation & Education Division of the Fiscal Strategy Office at MPB. Additionally, he served as Policy Analyst (Director-level) first on the Welfare & Labor Policy Team of the National Economic Advisory Council and later on the Policy Evaluation Team of the National Economic Advisory Council (Constitutional Presidential Committee), monitoring and preparing reports to the President on key economic issues and compiling research results from private research institutes.