Evan Ramstad

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Korea Chair
Associated Programs: Korea Chair

Evan Ramstad has served as one of the leading analysts of the economic and business scene in Korea. A journalist since 1987, he is currently deputy business editor on the business news desk of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Before that, he was chief Korea correspondent for the Wall Street Journal from 2006 to 2013. During that time, he covered the full range of South Korea’s alliance, trade, security, business, social, and political issues. He made numerous appearances in South Korean and international media during that time and gave lectures to university and civic groups around the country. Mr. Ramstad previously wrote for the Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong and Dallas and for the Associated Press in Dallas, Minneapolis, Washington, and New York. He grew up in Grinnell, Iowa, where his first job was at the town radio station. He was a licensed FCC radio operator before the industry was deregulated. He holds a B.A in political science and journalism from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.