Department alumnus promoted at the US Treasury

September 26, 2017

Dr. Junjie Sun ('06 PhD economics) was recently promoted to Deputy Directory of the Market Risk Analysis Division at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), an independent bureau within the US Department of the Treasury. He was appointed to this position in 2016. Prior to this position, Dr. Sun was a lead modeling expert from 2013 to 2016, a senior financial economist from 2009 to 2013, and a financial economist from 2007 to 2009 in Market RAD.

As Deputy Director, Dr. Sun assists the Market RAD Director in planning and implementing horizontal bank examination projects, supervises on-site and off-site bank-specific analyses of quantitative models and methods for valuation and risk measurement in the areas of derivative pricing, market risk and counter-party credit risk management and regulatory capital calculation, Dodd-Frank Act stress testing, asset-liability management, and mortgage banking, as well as advising on quantitative modeling issues to bank examiners and policy makers in the OCC.

Dr. Sun holds a Ph.D. in economics and a master's in statistics from Iowa State University. In the photo with Sun is his PhD major advisor, professor Leigh Tesfatsion, at a US Treasury conference where she gave a presentation.