Semih Uslu

Semih Üslü, PhD

Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest
Asset Pricing, Market Microstructure, Search Theory

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 and distinctions

  • 2018 Outstanding Referee Award, Review of Economic Dynamics
  • 2018 Dean’s Award for Faculty Excellence, JHU Carey
  • 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

Selected publications

  • Pricing and Liquidity in Decentralized Asset Markets, Econometrica, Forthcoming

Works in progress

  • A Theory of Participation in OTC and Centralized Markets (with Jérôme Dugast and Pierre-Olivier Weill)
  • Liquidity in the Cross Section of OTC Assets (with Güner Velioğlu)