Amy K. Edwards
Assistant Director
Office of Markets

Education Summary

  • Ph.D. Finance, The Ohio State University, 1998
  • B.A. Economics, University of Michigan, 1992

Fields of Interest

  • Market microstructure
  • Information and market efficiency
  • Government policy and regulation
Assistant Director
Division of Economic and Risk Analysis
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
2010–present
Assistant Chief Economist
Office of Economic Analysis
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
2008–2009
Financial Economist
Office of Economic Analysis
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
1997–2008
  • Amy K. Edwards and Kathleen Weiss Hanley, Short Selling in Initial Public Offerings, 2010, Journal of Financial Economics 998, 21-39.
  • Amy K. Edwards, Lawrence E. Harris, and Michael S. Piwowar, Corporate Bond Market Transaction Costs and Transparency, 2007, Journal of Finance 62, 1421-1451.
  • Gordon J. Alexander, Amy K. Edwards, and Michael G. Ferri, The Determinants of Trading Volume of High-yield Corporate Bonds, 2000, Journal of Financial Markets 3, 177-204.
  • Gordon J. Alexander, Amy K. Edwards, and Michael G. Ferri, What Does Nasdaq's High-yield Bond Market Reveal About Bondholder-stockholder Conflicts? 2000, Financial Management 29, 23-39.
  • Amy K. Edwards, Corporate Bond Market Microstructure and Transparency: the US Experience, 2006, BIS Papers 26.
  • Amy K. Edwards, Discussion of: Competition among markets: The repeal of Rule 390 by Kam, Panchapagesan and Weaver, 2003, Journal of Banking and Finance 27, 1737-1741.
  • Amy K. Edwards and M. Nimalendran, Corporate Bond Market Transparency: Liquidity Concentration, Informational Efficiency, and Competition.
  • Amy K. Edwards and Jeffrey H. Harris, Stepping Ahead of the Book.
  • Amy K Edwards, Are the Best Quotes Good Indications of the Supply of Liquidity? Evidence from Decimalization.

Conference Activities

Panelist, 2013 Notre Dame Conference
Panel moderator and panelist, 2012 FMA Conference
Panelist, 2012 Notre Dame Conference
Discussant, 2012 RMA UNC Conference
Speaker, 2011 FMA Members' Breakfast
Panelist, 2011 Notre Dame Conference
Discussant, 2010 RMA UNC Conference
Panelist and moderator, 2009 FMA Conference
Panelist and moderator, 2008 FMA Conference
Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2008 WFA Conference
Paper presentation, 2008 NBER Microstructure Conference
Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2008 EFM Oxford IPO Symposium
Discussant, 2008 AFA Conference
Paper presentation, 2008 WAFA Conference
Paper presentation, 2007 MTS Conference
Paper presentation (by coauthor) and discussant, 2007 FMA Conference
Paper presentations (two) and discussant (two), 2007 RS-DeGroote Conference on Market Structure and Integrity
Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2006 Bank of Canada Conference on Fixed Income Markets
Discussant, 2006 SGE session at ASSA Conference
Discussant, 2005 FMA Conference
Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2005 WFA Conference
Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2005 Moody's and LBS Credit Risk Conference
Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2005 Utah Winter Finance Conference
Discussant, 2005 NBER Microstructure Conference
Panel moderator, panelist (two panels) and discussant, 2004 FMA Conference
Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2004 Q Group Research Seminar
Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2004 Bank of Canada Fixed Income Workshop
Discussant, 2003 FMA Conference
Panel moderator and discussant, 2002 FMA Conference
Paper presentation, 2002 Eastern Finance Association Conference
Discussant, 2002 WAFA Conference
Discussant, 2002 Toronto Stock Exchange Conference
Discussant, 2002 AFA Conference
Paper presentation, 2001 NBER Microstructure Conference
Discussant, 2001 WFA Conference
Discussant, 2001 NYSE Conference
Paper presentation and discussant, 2001 FMA Conference
Conference organizer and paper presentation, 2001 WAFA Conference
Paper presentation and discussant, 2000 FMA Conference
Discussant, 2000 AFA Conference
Discussant, 2000 WAFA conference
Paper presentation (by coauthor), 1999 FMA European Conference
Paper presentation (by coauthor), 1999 EFMA Conference
Paper presentation and discussant, 1998 WAFA Conference
Paper presentation, 1997 FMA Conference
Paper presentation, 1995 FMA Conference
Discussant, 1995 Midwest Finance Association Conference

University Presentations

Rutgers University, 2009
University of Virginia, 2008
Babson College, 2008
The Ohio State University, 2006
George Mason University, 2005
Federal Reserve Board of Governors, 2004
American University, 2004
University of Minnesota, 2001
Duke University, 2001
Nasdaq Economic Research, 2001
Commodities and Futures Trading Commission, 1997
Tulane University, 1997
Loyola University, 1997
Pace University, 1997
Securities and Exchange Commission, 1997