Amy K. Edwards (Assistant Director, Office of Markets) joined the SEC in June of 1997. She earned her Ph.D. in Finance from The Ohio State University. Edwards provides economic advice and conducts empirical studies of current SEC policy and recent market events. She is primarily interested in the area of market microstructure and has conducted research on issues related to decimalization, fragmentation, short sale rules, limit order display, specialist participation, and transparency. She has published in The Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Financial Management and Journal of Financial Markets. Her research results have been discussed in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and The Economist.