Simpson Zhang

Financial Economist

Market Risk Analysis Division

(202) 649-6288

Simpson Zhang is a Financial Economist in the Market Risk Analysis Division (Market RAD) within the Economics department at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

Prior to joining the OCC in 2018, Dr. Zhang was a researcher at the Office of Financial Research in the U.S. Department of Treasury. Dr. Zhang earned a Ph.D. in Economics from UCLA.

Dr. Zhang's research interests include financial network analysis, credit derivatives, and banking and financial institutions.

  1. Simpson Zhang and Mihaela van der Schaar. "From acquaintances to friends: homophily and learning in networks." IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications 35, no. 3 (2017): 680-690.
  2. Jie Xu, Cem Tekin, Simpson Zhang, and Mihaela Van Der Schaar. "Distributed Multi-Agent Online Learning Based on Global Feedback." IEEE Trans. Signal Processing 63, no. 9 (2015): 2225-2238.
  3. Mihaela van der Schaar and Simpson Zhang. "A dynamic model of certification and reputation." Economic Theory 58, no. 3 (2015): 509-541.
  4. Cem Tekin, Simpson Zhang, and Mihaela van der Schaar. "Distributed online learning in social recommender systems." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing 8, no. 4 (2014): 638-652.
  1. Simpson Zhang and Mihaela van der Schaar “Reputational Dynamics in Financial Networks During a Crisis”
  2. Jen-Wen Chang and Simpson Zhang “Competitive Pay and Excessive Manager Risk-Taking”