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Charles C. Cox

Compass Lexecon
Senior Vice President
Chicago, IL, USA


Charles C. Cox is Senior Vice President of Compass Lexecon, a consulting firm that specializes in applying economics to a variety of legal and regulatory matters. In this position, Mr. Cox designs and supervises research projects, advises clients, and provides expert testimony. His areas of specialization are financial markets and industrial organization. Mr. Cox has been at Compass Lexecon (and its predecessor Lexecon) since 1989.

Prior to joining Lexecon, Mr. Cox served as Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission from December 1983 until October 1989. During 1987, the President appointed Mr. Cox Acting Chairman of the SEC. Also, he represented the SEC on the Executive Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions from 1985 to 1989. Mr. Cox joined the staff of the SEC in 1982 as Chief Economist and started the Office of the Chief Economist.

Over the period 1972 to 1982, Mr. Cox was a professor in the Economics Department at Ohio State University and in the College of Business at Texas A&M University. He was selected to be a National Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University from 1977 to 1978.

Mr. Cox was born in Missoula, Montana on May 8, 1945. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Washington where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1966 and earned a B.A. degree, magna cum laude with distinction in economics in 1967. Mr. Cox earned Ph.D. and A.M. degrees in economics from the University of Chicago in 1970 and 1975, respectively.
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