Harvey Westbrook
Assistant Director
Office of Quantitative Research

Education Summary

  • Ph.D. Economics, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, 2002
  • M.S. Applied Statistics, University of Illinois, 1997
  • M.S. Economics, University of Illinois, 1994
  • B.A. Economics and Managerial Studies, Rice University, 1992

Fields of Interest

  • Information and market efficiency
  • Market microstructure
  • Portfolio choice and investment decisions
  • Mutual funds
  • Hedge funds
  • Applied econometrics
  • Quantitative risk assessment
Assistant Director
Division of Economic and Risk Analysis
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
2010–present
Senior Financial Economist
Office of Risk Assessment
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
2008–2010
Vice President of Quantitative Analysis
UNX
2006–2007
Financial Economist
Office of Economic Analysis
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
2000–2006
  • Michael Rosen and Harvey Westbrook, Hidden Treasures: Accessing Hidden Liquidity, 2007, in Brian R. Bruce, ed. A Guide to Liquidity (Institutional Investor Journals)

Conference Activities

Panelist, 2012 FBI Conference on Corporate and Securities Fraud
Panelist, 2012 SEC Speaks
Discussant, 2011 Conference on Current Topics in Financial Regulation at Notre Dame University
Talk, 2003 Q-Group Conference on Hedge Fund Industry Structure and Regulatory Alternatives