Biography

Dr. Jeffrey H. Harris, former Securities and Exchange Commission’s Chief Economist and the Director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis. He is currently on leave from the Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, D.C., where he is the Gary D. Cohn Goldman Sachs Chair in Finance. Dr. Harris has an extensive background in market microstructure and regulatory issues. He previously served as Chief Economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (2007-2010), with prior experience as a Visiting Academic Fellow at the Nasdaq Stock Market (2000-2001) and at the SEC (1999-2000). Prior to joining American University, he held faculty appointments as the Dean’s Chair in Finance at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, as the Collins Chair of Finance in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (visiting), and at the University of Delaware, the University of Notre Dame, and The Ohio State University.

Dr. Harris’s research has appeared in the Energy Journal, European Financial Management, Financial Management, The Financial Review, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Investment Management, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Futures Markets, the Review of Futures Markets and the Review of Financial Studies.

Dr. Harris holds an undergraduate degree and M.B.A. from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in Finance from The Ohio State University.