Jonathan S. Sokobin
Jonathan S. Sokobin, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, oversees the Office of the Chief Economist. In this role, he works closely with the Office of General Counsel and other departments in developing new rules, and analyzing the regulatory impact, including costs and benefits, of existing and potential rulemakings. He leads a team of researchers who gather and analyze data on securities firms and markets in order to inform policymaking at FINRA.
Previously, Mr. Sokobin was Acting Deputy Director, leading the Research Center in the Office of Financial Research at the U.S. Treasury Department. He joined the U.S Treasury Department in 2011 as Chief of Analytical Strategy in the Office of Financial Research.
Prior to joining the Treasury Department, Mr. Sokobin was Acting Director of the SEC's Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation. He joined the SEC staff in 2000 and held various positions, including Deputy Chief Economist and Director of the former Office of Risk Assessment. From 1998 to 2000, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the SEC.
Mr. Sokobin began his career as a member of the faculty of the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. He received his Ph.D. and MBA in finance from the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago, and his bachelor's degree in economics from the Ohio State University.