Hyun Song Shin is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics at Princeton University. His research interests cover financial institutions, risk and financial stability issues, topics on which he has published widely both in academic and policy outlets. He is the author of Risk and Liquidity the 2008 Clarendon Lectures in Finance, and co-authored the 2009 Geneva Report on the Fundamental Principles of Financial Regulation.
Before moving to Princeton in 2006, he was based in the United Kingdom, holding academic positions in Oxford and the London School of Economics. Shin is a Korean national. In 2010, he was on leave from Princeton, serving as the Senior Adviser to President Lee Myung-bak on the International Economy. During his tenure as Presidential Adviser, Korea designed and began implementation of its so-called "triple set" of macroprudential policies.
Shin will rejoin the policy world in 2014. He was recently appointed as Economic Adviser and Head of Research at the Bank for International Settlements for a term beginning in May 2014. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the British Academy.