Chinese economy

Podcast

published: 28.02.2024

South Korea's semiconductor strategy

Alicia Garcia Herrero

June Park

Yuyun Zhan

In this Bruegel podcast, Yuyun Zhan sits down with Alicia García-Herrero and June Park to talk about South Korea’s semiconductor industry, specifically how geopolitical tensions like China’s localisation needs and US export controls could impact the sector.

They also discuss South Korea’s economic relations with both of those countries and how they are affected by the semiconductor industry. They discuss if Europe can become an optimal destination for South Korean chipmakers’ diversification strategy, whether the bloc can keep up with the pace of technological innovation and if it can compete with regions like the US and Japan.

 

About the speakers

Alicia Garcia Herrero

Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis, Senior Fellow at Bruegel, Non-resident Senior Follow at the East Asian Institute, Adjunct Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Economist specialized in monetary and financial issues in emerging markets, banking crises and resolution strategies, financial development

June Park

Visiting fellow, Middle East Council at Bruegelon Global Affairs

Yuyun Zhan

Press and communications officer at Bruegel