Alycia Chin is a Senior Financial Economist with the Office of the Investor Advocate. Her research focuses on the psychological and economic factors that influence consumers' and investors' financial behavior. Her recent work examines the efficacy of financial product disclosure, the formation of consumer stock market expectations, and the characteristics of individuals who seek out financial education.
Prior to joining the SEC, Dr. Chin worked at several financial regulators. During her time at the Federal Reserve Board, she contributed to research on money market funds, residential real estate values, and the Great Depression. At the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, she led some of the agency’s first experimental research on mortgages and financial disclosure. Finally, at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, she founded a group conducting behavioral research for the purpose of regulatory post-implementation review. She holds a B.A. in Economics and Politics, magna cum laude, from Scripps College and a Ph.D. in Behavioral Decision Research from Carnegie Mellon University. Her research has been published in journals including Emotion, Behavioural Public Policy, the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.