The National Assembly Budget Office (Chief, Lim Iksang) held the 1st meeting of the 9th Budget Policy Advisory Committee and NABO Development Direction Seminar virtually on Tuesday, September 28 at 2 pm.
The committee comprises 20 experts in budgeting, economics, science and technology, environment and energy, administrations. This meeting was attended by 17 members who had an in-depth discussion on the operation and development directions for NABO.
The meeting started with introducing committee members who was appointed on August 1, 2021. Professor Yeon-seob Ha at Yonsei University was elected as Chairman of the 9th advisory committee.
At the following event, the NABO Development Direction Seminar, committee members shared opinions on the development directions for NABO and its role as an independent fiscal institution (IFI).
In particular, the members emphasized the need for measures to reinforce NABO’s expertise and independence as one of the top institutions among OECD IFIs. In addition, the committee encouraged producing high-quality reports as NABO’s reputation grows and its research and analyses are utilized home and abroad. As the year 2023 marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of NABO, the members advised comprehensively assessing the institution and contemplating future directions.
At the end of the meeting, Chairman Ha said that the advisory committee would do its best to help NABO perform its essential role in supporting the nation to navigate the crisis and create a sustainable future.
[The 9th Budget Policy Advisory Committee Member List (20 members in alphabetical order)]
Prof. Yeon-seob Ha at Yonsei University (Chairman), Prof. Byung-yeon Kim at Seoul National University, Prof. Cheol Liu at KDI School, Prof. Dong-hyun Ahn at Seoul National University, Prof. Dong-sung Kong at Sungkyunkwan University, Prof. Ho-jeong Park at Korea University, Prof. Hong-Kyun Kim at Sogang University, Prof. Hun Park at University of Seoul, Prof. Ja-eun Shin at KDI School, Prof. Jae-jin Yang at Yonsei University, Prof. Jhung-soo Park at Ewha Womans University, Prof. Ki-baek Park at University of Seoul, Myung-jae Sung at Hongik University, Prof. Sang-hoon Ahn at Seoul National University, Former Deputy Secretary-General for Administrative Affairs Seung-gi Kim (Currently Executive VP at Korea Construction Association), Prof. Tae-il Kim at Korea University, Prof. Tae-yoon Sung at Yonsei University, Prof. Yi-bae Kim at Duksung Women’s University, Prof. Young-se Kim at Sungkyunkwan University