Dr. Bauguess is Deputy Chief Economist for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Deputy Director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis.
In these roles, Dr. Bauguess oversees the Division’s risk assessment and custom analytics programs to enhance monitoring and investigation programs across the SEC, specifically in the areas of corporate issuers, broker dealers, and asset managers. He directs the Commission’s economic analyses in recommendations to the Commission to enact federal rules related to corporate disclosure and governance, accounting standards, structured finance, and OTC derivatives. His service also includes the business management of the Agency’s Tips, Complaints, and Referral (TCR) system, which was launched in 2010 to accelerate the detection of market misconduct.
Dr. Bauguess joined the SEC in 2007 from Texas Tech University where he was on faculty in the College of Business, and continues to teach graduate courses in corporate financial policy at George Washington University. Dr. Bauguess received his Ph.D. in Finance from Arizona State University in 2004. He also holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and prior to his doctoral studies spent six years working as an engineer in the high tech industry.