University of Texas at Austin
McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

Michael Sockin

Assistant Professor

Department: Finance

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CBA 6.250

Biography Michael Sockin is an assistant professor of finance at McCombs School of Business. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2015. His research focuses on the intersection between finance, public finance, and macroeconomics, with an emphasis on the real effects of financial market frictions.
Markus K. Brunnermeier, Michael Sockin, and Wei Xiong. China's Model of Managing the Financial System. Review of Economic Studies, forthcoming.
Zhenyu Gao, Michael Sockin, and Wei Xiong. 2021. Learning About the Neighborhood. Review of Financial Studies 34(9), 4323-4372.
Zhenyu Gao, Michael Sockin, and Wei Xiong. 2020. Economic Consequences of Housing Speculation. Review of Financial Studies 33(11), 5248-5287.
Markus K. Brunnermeier, Michael Sockin, and Wei Xiong. 2017. China's Gradualistic Economic Approach and Financial Markets. American Economic Review 107(5), 608-613.
Michael Sockin and Wei Xiong. 2015. Information Frictions and Commodity Markets. Journal of Finance 70(5), 2063-2098.
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Academic Leadership and Awards
Professional Awards
USC Marshall School of Business Trefftzs Award, WFA2015
Cubist Systematic Strategies Ph.D. Candidate Award for Outstanding Research, WFA2015
Harold W. Dodds Fellowship, Princeton University2014
Stuart I. Greenbaum "Ph.D. Outstanding Paper" Award2014
Performance Excellence Award, FRBNY (also 2009)2010
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