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Jennifer Marietta-Westberg

Jennifer Marietta-Westberg

US Securities and Exchange Commission
Deputy Director and Deputy Chief Economist, Division of Economic Risk and Analysis
Washington, DC, USA


Dr. Jennifer Marietta-Westberg is a Deputy Director and Deputy Chief Economist of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA) at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  She oversees the provision of economic analysis in support of Commission policy and rulemaking in the areas of asset management, broker-dealers, credit rating agencies, market microstructure, and financial innovation. She was elected as the Chair of IOSCO’s Committee on Emerging Risks in 2015, and she oversees many of DERA’s economic analyses in support of international initiatives. Dr. Marietta-Westberg joined the Commission in 2006 as a Visiting Scholar, and she became an Assistant Director in 2010.  Prior to joining the Commission, Dr. Marietta-Westberg was an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University.  She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Ph.D. in Finance in 2000.  Her research interests include initial public offerings, universal banking, and investments, and her research has been published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Corporate Finance, and European Financial Management.
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