I am an assistant professor in the Finance and Business Economics Department at USC Marshall. I graduated with a PhD in Finance from NYU Stern in May 2024.

My research focuses on questions in banking and applied macroeconomics, using tools from the spatial economics and industrial organization literatures.

Research Interests:

Primary: Financial Intermediation and Banking, Applied Macroeconomics

Secondary: Spatial Economics, Industrial Organization, Climate Change

Contact Email: qmaingi@marshall.usc.edu

CV, SSRN, Google Scholar

Working Papers

Accepted, Econometrica

R&R, Journal of Finance

Best Paper in Asset Pricing, SFS Calvancade (2022)

Two Sigma Award for Best Paper on Investment Management, WFA (2022)

 Runner Up, ICPM Research Award (2023)