Jordan Nickerson

Associate Professor
Finance Department
Foster School of Business
University of Washington

Research Interests
Executive Labor Markets
Credit Ratings
CDO and MBS Securities
Household Finance

Working Papers

Crowded Ratings: Clientele Effects in the Corporate Bond Market with Francisco Gomes, and Ryan Lewis.

Labor Market Effects of Deleting Delinquencies with Gonzalo Maturana, and Santiago Truffa. [Internet Appendix]

Pockets of Poverty: The Long-Term Effects of Redlining with Ian Appel.

Strategically Staying Small: Regulatory Avoidance and the CRA with Jacelly Cespedes, and Carlos Parra.

A Structural Estimation of the Cost of Suboptimal Matching in the CEO Labor Market


Good Things Come to Those Who Wait: The Gig-Economy's Effect on Labor Matching Quality

Moving the Goalposts: The Joint Response of Labor and Credit to Future Wealth Shocks


Slava Fos, Ankit Kalda, Naser Hamdi, and Jordan Nickerson, Gig-Labor: Trading Safety Nets for Steering Wheels. Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming.

Jordan Nickerson, and David Solomon, Car Seats as Contraception. Journal of Law and Economics, forthcoming. [Internet Appendix]

Sam Kruger, Gonzalo Maturana, and Jordan Nickerson, How Has COVID-19 Impacted Research Productivity in Economics and Finance? Review of Financial Studies 36, 3348-81. [Internet Appendix]

John M. Griffin, and Jordan Nickerson, Are CLO Collateral and Tranche Ratings Disconnected? Review of Financial Studies 36, 2319-60. [Internet Appendix]

Umit Gurun, Jordan Nickerson, and David Solomon, Measuring and Improving Stakeholder Welfare Is Easier Said Than Done. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 58, 1473-507.

Gonzalo Maturana, and Jordan Nickerson, Real Effects of Workers' Financial Distress: Evidence from Teacher Spillovers. Journal of Financial Economics 136, 137-51. [Internet Appendix]

Darren Kisgen, Jordan Nickerson, Matt Osborn, and Jonathan Reuter, Analyst Promotions within Credit Rating Agencies: Accuracy or Bias?. Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 55, 869-96.

Lisa De Simone, Jordan Nickerson, Jeri K. Seidman, and Bridget Stomberg, How Reliably Do Financial Statement Proxies Identify Tax Avoidance? Contemporary Accounting Research 37, 1536-61.

Gonzalo Maturana, and Jordan Nickerson, Teachers Teaching Teachers: The Role of Workplace Peer Effects on Financial Decisions. Review of Financial Studies 32, 3920-57. [Internet Appendix]

- RFS Rising Scholar Award, 2020

- Best Paper Award, 2016 Red Rock Finance Conference

Jordan Nickerson, Market Forces and CEO Pay: Shocks to CEO Demand Induced by IPO Waves. Review of Financial Studies 30, 2272-312. [Internet Appendix]

Jordan Nickerson, and John M. Griffin, Debt Correlations in the Wake of the Financial Crisis: What are Appropriate Default Correlations for Structured Products?. Journal of Financial Economics 125, 454-74. [Internet Appendix]

John M. Griffin, Jordan Nickerson, and Dragon Yongjun Tang, Rating Shopping or Catering? An Examination of the Response to Competitive Pressure for CDO Credit Ratings. Review of Financial Studies 26, 2270–310. [Internet Appendix]