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  • Sungbin Sohn, PhD

  • Assistant Profefssor
  • PhD, Economics, University of California, Berkeley
  • Fields:Empirical and Theoretical Asset pricing
  • Office Phone Number: +86-755-2603-5324
  • Office Room: RM 748, PHBS Building
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Research Fields:
Asset pricing; Investor sentiment; Initial public offerings; Chinese stock markets

PhD, Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2012
BA, Economics (summa cum laude), Seoul National University, Republic of Korea, 2005
“The roles of permanent and transitory stock market shocks in equity financing: evidence from IPOs” (R&R)
“Could the extended trading of CSI 300 index futures facilitate its role of price discovery?” with X. Zhang
“What does the investor sentiment index reflect: animal spirits or risks?” with K. Ahn
“The expected yield of the collective fund trust product in China” with H. Park
“The effect of uncertainty and dispersion of opinion on IPO stock performance”
“Does the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect improve the market efficiency?” with H. Park and L. Sun
“Stock returns and liquidity: pricing the funding liquidity component” with H. Park
“Predictability of free cash flow and accruals on GDP” with Y. Kim
“Return predictability of production-based pricing factors” with Y. Kim
National University of Singapore, Department of Economics, Singapore
SungKyunKwan University, Department of Economics, Seoul, Korea
Korea Development Institute, Seoul, Korea
Korea Institute of Finance, Seoul, Korea
Asian Finance Association Annual Meeting, Nanchang, China
Econometric Society Australasian Meeting, Sydney, Australia
Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society, Singapore
Singapore Economic Review Conference, Singapore
Money Macro Finance Conference at University of London, London, UK
World Finance and Banking Symposium, Beijing, China
Australasian Finance and Banking Conference, Sydney, Australia
▪ Excellence in Teaching Award, Peking University, 2014
Outstanding Faculty Award, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, 2014
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, Univ. of California Berkeley Graduate Division, 2012
Dissertation Research Award, Institute of Business & Economic Research, 2010
Dean’s Normative Time Fellowship, University of California Berkeley Graduate Division, 2009
Samsung Lee Kun Hee Scholarship, Samsung Foundation, 2006-2010
Kim Taesung Memorial Scholarship (for the two best Econ graduate students), Seoul National Univ., 2005
Award for the Graduation with the Best Academic Record, Seoul National Univ., 2005
Third Prize in Monetary Policy Competition, The Bank of Korea, 2004
Scholarship for Academic Excellence (for top 2% of juniors and seniors), Seoul National Univ., 2004
Army Commendation Medal, the Department of the Army, the United States of America, 2003

Instructor, PHBS – Advanced Financial Economics (Fall2012, Spring2014, Spring2015, Spring2016)
Instructor, PHBS – Advanced Econometrics (Spring2013, Fall2013, Fall2014, Fall2015)
Instructor, PHBS – Empirical Finance (Spring2013, Spring2014)
Graduate Student Instructor, UC Berkeley – Financial Economics (Fall2009, Fall2011)
Graduate Student Instructor, UC Berkeley – Economic Statistics and Econometrics (Spring2010)
Graduate Student Instructor, UC Berkeley – Macroeconomic Analysis (Fall 2008, Spring2009)