Jae-young Lee is the Director of Planning and Research Coordination at the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP). He is also an Advisory Council Member for the National Intelligence Service of Korea. He has served as an Advisory Council Member for the Korean Railroad Corporation and the Head of the Research Division for the International High Speed Rail Cooperation Forum. Dr. Lee holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.B.A. from Hanyang University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Moscow State University. He has taught at the Asia-Pacific Research Center at Hanyang University and has served as a Visiting Scholar/Research Fellow at several academic institutions including: the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, the Asia-Pacific Research Center and the Institute for Sino-Soviet Studies at Hanyang University, and the Institute of Far Eastern Studies at the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. Dr. Lee is widely published on East Asian and Korean economic relations with Russia and Central Asia.