Hyun Song Shin's 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 and the 2008 Clarendon Lectures in Finance, and he coauthored the 2009 Geneva Report on the Fundamental Principles of Financial Regulation. Before moving to Princeton University in 2006, he was based in the United Kingdom, holding academic positions at Oxford University and the London School of Economics.
A Korean national, Shin took leave from Princeton in 2010 to serve in a policy role as the senior adviser to Korean President Lee Myung-bak on the international economy. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society and of the British Academy.
Shin's term as a visitor was supported by generous funding from a 2011-12 CME Group Foundation Visiting Fellowship.