Economic Development

Podcast | Culture and the Creative Economy

November 10, 2022

Michael Frank

Manager, Policy and insights

Michael Frank (Manager, Policy & Insights, Asia) leads both internal advisory and external thought leadership and advocacy research programmes. He specialises in the intersection of technology and geopolitics. His research has covered themes including the impact of emergent technologies (AI, 5G, IoT), international influence in technology policymaking, and geopolitics-driven technological decoupling. Recently, Michael managed the research programme behind The cost of de-globalising world trade: economic scenarios for the world's turn inwards. Michael advises Asia-based clients on incorporating macro trends into strategy. He also represents Economist Impact's editorial views in interviews with Asia-based media. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and economics from Colgate University.

Episode 1: Riding the Korean Wave

In the first episode of the "Culture and the creative economy" series, supported by Netflix. We will explore the economic, social and cultural impact the recent growth of Korean culture encompassing everything from music, movies, drama to online games and cuisine has had on the Korean economy. The phenomenon known as Hallyu (Korean Wave) has purported to impact multiple facets of the economy and society ranging from education and foreign investment policy to creative education, to name a few. Policymakers who effectively support the cultural wave may help their countries reap significant economic and societal benefits.

Speakers include:

  • Kyung-joo Kim, director, tourism exhibition hall management, team, Korea Tourism Organisation
  • Zoritsa Urosevic, executive director at UNWTO
  • Moderated by Michael Frank, manager, policy and insights, Economist Impact

"Culture and the creative economy" is a three-episode series, supported by Netflix.

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