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Yoon-shik Park

Professor of International Finance
George Washington University

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About Yoon-shik Park

Dr. Y. S. Park, ICAS fellow, is currently professor of international finance at the George Washington University School of Business in Washington, D.C. He has been teaching at the University for the past 21 years. In addition to George Washington University, he also taught at Georgetown University and Columbia University.

Before joining academia 22 years ago, he had worked for the World Bank as a senior economist and then served as the financial advisor at the Samsung Group, currently the largest business group in Korea. Currently, Yoon Shik is a member of the boards of directors of Samsung Corporation, a large Korean trading and construction company in Seoul, and the Korea Economic Institute of America, Inc. in Washington. He is also president of the Korea Economic Society, whose members are economic and finance professionals at the World Bank, IMF, and various U S government agencies working in the metropolitan Washington area.

Among his many publications are Project Financing and International Financial Markets (1999), and four other books as well as many articles and reports in the fields of international banking and finance. Regarding his research on Korea in recent years, Yoon Shik written extensively on financial crisis, financial reforms, corporate governance, and new accounting standards, among others. Prof Park has also been a frequent contributor of columns on economic and financial matters at major Korean dailies.

Dr Park has been a consultant to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Inter-American Development Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development (AID), U.S. Federal Reserve, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), U.S. Export-Import Bank, Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. State Department, New York State Banking Department, Pohang Iron and Steel Corporation (POSCO), Korea Institute for Economy and Technology, and other private and public institutions around the world.

In addition to his MBA in finance and MA in economics, Yoon Shik has received two doctorate degrees: doctor of business administration (DBA) in international finance from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration and PhD in economics from George Washington University.

The Asian economic resurgence was first initiated by Japan after the end of World War II. Japan’s economy grew rapidly during the three decades from 1950 at the rate of…

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Region: Asia
Location: Korea, South

October 2014

Along with the revolution in the information technology (IT) industry, the world economy has also witnessed a spectacular rise of the financial industry in recent decades. The GDP share of…

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Region: Asia
Location: Korea, South

October 2011

In recent weeks, world markets have been increasingly erratic and unpredictable. Some argue that the tapering of quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve may be a factor; others disagree.  In the midst of all of this, there has also been an unexpected downturn in manufacturing indices in the United States and China. 

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Topic: Economics

February 2014
Yoon-shik Park, The Honorable Donald Manzullo, Thomas Cargill, Reno, Jack Ree, Hugh Patrick