Dr. Inchul Kim joined the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade (KIET) in 2002 and is currently executive director of the Center for Global Industrial Strategies. He previously served as an economic advisor to the Korean Minister of Industry, Trade, and Energy (2004-07 and 2011-14). He has published articles and books on economic growth, international trade, technological change, productivity, and industrial policy. He received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in international economics from Seoul National University, and a doctorate in economics from Texas A&M University.
Manufacturing digitalization promises to transform how products are designed, fabricated, used, and serviced, but more needs to be done to facilitate the uptake of digital technologies by manufacturers in the United States, Korea, and beyond.