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Michael Sockin

Assistant Professor

Department:     Finance

Industry Areas:     Capital Markets, Microfinance, Security Valuation and Analysis

Research Areas:     Capital Markets, Economics, Equilibrium Asset Pricing, Information Economics

Staff Profile

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.

ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP & AWARDS

2015

Professional Awards

USC Marshall School of Business Trefftzs Award, WFA

 

2015

Cubist Systematic Strategies Ph.D. Candidate Award for Outstanding Research, WFA

 

2014

Harold W. Dodds Fellowship, Princeton University

 

2014

Stuart I. Greenbaum "Ph.D. Outstanding Paper" Award

 

2010

Performance Excellence Award, FRBNY (also 2009)

 

Publications

Markus K. Brunnermeier, Michael Sockin, and Wei Xiong. Nov 2022. China's Model of Managing the Financial System. Review of Economic Studies 89(6): 3115-3153.

 

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.