Center for Free Enterprise
|Founder(s)||Gong Byeong Ho|
|Mission||to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to increase the understanding of free markets, free markets and individual liberty.|
|President||Choi Seung Ro|
|Slogan||"Individual Liberty, Free Markets, and Free Enterprise."|
|Address||Jeil Building 44-3, Yoido-dong, Youngdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Korea 150-890|
The Center for Free Enterprise (in Korean 자유기업원) is a libertarian and formerly neoconservative think-tank based in Seoul, South Korea. Although the CFE was originally established upon the libertarian belief according to the philosophy of Friedrich Hayek and Ludwig von Mises, in later years, it expressed neoconservative, authoritarian or even McCarthyist ideas. For example, CFE enthusiastically advocated the nationalization of history textbooks in Korea, which was mainly discussed under the Park Geun-hye administration. Some libertarian scholars considered that the CFE had ruined libertarian ideas. However, after the impeachment of the Park administration, in 2017, the CFE changed its name from "자유경제원" to "자유기업원," endeavoring to exclude authoritarian and un-libertarian ideas and to become the true libertarian think tank of Korea.
- Center for Free Enterprise official website (Korean)
- Center for Free Enterprise official website (English)
- FreeNet News CFE interactive media site (Korean)
- Aristides Hatzis (2011-08-12). "Lessons from Greece". The Korea Herald. Archived from the original on 2011-10-07.
- John Power (2011-08-12). "Greek economist warns on Korea's 'welfare populism'". The Korea Herald. Archived from the original on 2012-03-31.
- John Power (2011-07-06). "Public forum on FTA on Thursday". The Korea Herald.
- Kim Chung-ho and Barun Mitra (2009-08-12). "Slow Lane to Free Trade". The Korea Times.
- John Power (2010-10-27). "Libertarian stands apart from the crowd: Head of think tank criticizes 'fair society' mantra, bank regulations". The Korea Herald.
- Donald Kirk (2011-02-16). "Kim Jong-il birthday: North watches tributes, South sends propaganda balloons". Christian Science Monitor.
- Kim Chung-Ho and Kyung-Hwan Kim (16 January 2001). "Short-Term Leases, Long-Term Investments, and Tradable Goodwill1" (PDF). Journal of Housing Economics 10, 162–175 (2001). Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 September 2011.
- Kim Yong Hun (2007-03-15). "Awareness of North Korea's Market Economy is Important". DailyNK.
- Chung-Ho Kim and Kyung-Hwan Kim (1999). "Expectation and Housing Price Dynamics Following Deregulation in Korea [vol. 2, issue 1, pages 126-142]". International Real Estate Review.
- Casey Lartigue, Jr. (2011-07-20). "Park Chung-hee: Dictator or benevolent autocrat?". Center for Free Enterprise. Archived from the original on 2011-11-04.
- Center for Free Enterprise: "We can do it" rap battle