Dr. Yoonsok Lee is a Research Fellow in the International & Macroeconomic Finance Division at the Korea Institute of Finance. The Institute is the most prominent institution in Korea that is specialized in financial research. It provides policy reports to, but not limited to, the President, Ministry of Strategy and Finance (MOSF), Financial Services Commission (FSC), Korea Financial Intelligence Unit (KoFIU) and various other financial authorities. Dr. Lee has contributed to various columns in the media and is a distinguished expert in the area of international finance.

Dr. Lee worked as a portfolio manager in the Reserves Management Office at the Bank of Korea during 1995~1999. During the summer of 1997, Dr. Lee worked as a summer associate at Goldman Sachs, NY. He was also a research assistant at the NBER during 2004~2005. He served as committee member for Active Global Fixed Income Search Committee at Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) in 2007. He was also a committee member of the Fund Investment Oversight and Training Committee (FOTC) during 2009. He is currently a member of the Self Regulatory Review Committee at the Ministry of Strategy and Finance and a non-permanent member of the Exchange Rate Risk Management Committee at the Korea Land and Housing Corporation.

His research field covers various aspects of the financial arena including the foreign exchange market, international finance and M&A related issues and anti-money laundering issues. Yoonsok earned his B.A. in Economics from Seoul National University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He can be reached at coolguy0213@gmail.com.