Yoon-Shik Park


Yoon-Shik Park is currently Professor of International Finance at the School of Business of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In addition to George Washington University, he also taught at Georgetown University and Columbia University.  Before joining the academia, he had worked for the World Bank in Washington as a Senior Economist in the 1970s, joining the  Bank in 1970 as the first Korean Young Professional.  He also served as a director on the board  of directors of Samsung Moolsan Corporation (Samsung Corporation) in Korea during 1998 through 2009 and he is now on the board of directors of the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) in Washington.

Dr. Park graduated from Seoul High School and Kyung Hee University in Korea.  In the United States, he received MBA in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Kyung Hee’s sister university, and DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) in international finance from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.  He also received both MA and PhD in economics from George Washington University.

Among his many publications are such books as Project Financing and International Financial Markets, International Banking and Financial Centers, International Banking in Theory and Practice, Oil Money and the World Economy, and The Eurobond Market: Function and Structure, as well as various articles and reports in the fields of international banking and finance.  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, U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), U.S. Export-Import Bank, New York State Banking Department, Kuwait Institute of Banking Studies, and other private and public institutions around the world.