Ilhyock Shim

Principal Economist
Monetary and Economic Department, Economics and Financial Markets for Asia and the Pacific

Ilhyock Shim is principal economist at the BIS Representative Office for Asia and the Pacific in Hong Kong SAR. His primary responsibility is to conduct research on financial regulation, financial markets and financial stability. Before he was assigned to the Representative Office in 2007, he worked for the BIS in Basel for three years as economist at the Financial Institutions and Infrastructure Unit of the Monetary and Economic Department. He began his career as deputy director in the Korean government in 1996. Between 1997 and 1999, he worked at the Ministry of Finance and Economy as deputy director in charge of deposit insurance and financial sector restructuring. From December 2009 to November 2010, he worked for the G20 Affairs Office of the Bank of Korea as adviser. He holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in Economics from Seoul National University, and a PhD in economics from Stanford University.

Fields of interest

  • Financial markets
  • Financial institutions and microprudential issues
  • Financial stability and macroprudential issues