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SEC names director of DERA

Scuttlebutt | September 5, 2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission has named Jeffrey Harris as director of the agency's Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA). He replaces former director Mark Flannery, who left the agency to return to teaching.

DERA was created in 2009 to integrate financial economics and rigorous data analytics into the core mission and operations of the SEC. As director, Harris will lead DERA’s team of experienced economists as they are involved across the entire range of SEC activities, including policy, rule-making, enforcement, and examination.

Harris is currently a professor and the Gary D. Cohn Goldman Sachs Chair in Finance at Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, D.C.. He has an extensive background in market micro-structure and regulatory issues. He recently served as...

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