Semih Uslu, PhD

Assistant Professor

Academic Discipline: Economics, Finance

Areas of Interest:
Asset Pricing,
Market Microstructure,

Phone: 410-234-9237



Semih Üslü, PhD (Economics, UCLA), joined the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in 2016. He is an Assistant Professor of Finance in the research track with expertise in the areas of asset pricing, market microstructure, and macro-finance. His current interests include the role of search and information-related frictions in financial markets. In particular, his most recent research explores the nature and impact of bilateral interactions in decentralized and centralized asset markets.

Honors & Distinctions

  • 2017 Hakan Orbay Research Award (Best Paper in Microeconomics and Finance), Sabanci SOM
  • 2017 Dean's Award for Faculty Excellence, JHU Carey Business School
  • 2015-16 Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA
  • 2015 Welton Prize for Economic Theory (Best Graduate Research Paper), UCLA

Works In Progress

  • Pricing and Liquidity in Decentralized Asset Markets (R&R, Econometrica)
  • Platform Trading with an OTC Market Fringe (with Jérôme Dugast and Pierre-Olivier Weill)