Dr. Sung Won Sohn is the Martin V Smith Professor of Economics in the Martin V Smith School of Business & Economics at California State University Channel Islands. He has held that post since 2008.
Dr. Sohn is also a Commissioner at the Port of Los Angeles—the nation’s largest port.
In 2006, The Wall Street Journal named Dr. Sohn as the most accurate economist in the United States.
In 2002, he was appointed as a member of Time Magazine’s Board of Economists and Blue Chip Publications picked him as the most accurate forecaster for the Western States.
Previously, Dr. Sohn served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hanmi Financial Corporation, a commercial bank in Los Angeles.
Prior to that, he was a senior economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors in The White House. He was responsible for economic and legislative matters pertaining to The Federal Reserve and financial markets.
Dr. Sohn was educated at the University of Pittsburgh and Harvard Business School.