Bachelor, Kyungpook National University, Taegu, 1963. Master of Arts, University Hawaii, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1972.
Postdoctoral fellow, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1972-1974;
assistant professor economics, Chung-Ang U., Seoul, 1974-1977;
associate professor economics, Chung-Ang U., Seoul, 1977-1981;
professor economics, Chung-Ang U., Seoul, since 1981. Consultant Bank of Korea, Seoul, since 1990, World Bank, Washington, 1978-1988. Chief technical advisor United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, Vienna, 1985, 91.
Resourceperson United Nations Conference for Trade and Development, Geneva, 1990.
President Korean Association East-West Center Alumni, Seoul, 1986-1987. President Korean Asn. Ohio State University ALumni Association, 1999-2000.
Second lieutenant Korean Army, 1963-1965. Member Korean Econometric Society (president 1991-1992), Federation Korean Industries (member advisory board since 1980), Presidential Commission Science and Technology (member advisory board 1989-1990), Korean Economic Association, Korean International Economic Association (president 1994), Korean Futurist Society, Presidential Economic Advisory Council.
Married Sun Hye Kim, December 20, 1972. 1 child, Jae Churl.