Steven L. Byers
Senior Financial Economist
Office of Risk Assessment and Interactive Data

Education Summary

  • Ph.D. Economics, Colorado State University, 1999
  • M.S. Mathematical Trading and Finance, City University of London, 1998
  • M.S. International Management, University of Denver, 1992
  • B.S. Engineering, Colorado State University, 1985

Fields of Interest

  • Financial forecasting and simulation
  • Banks and depository institutions
  • Behavioral finance
  • Whistleblower programs
Senior Financial Economist
Division of Economic and Risk Analysis
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
2008–present
Chief Economist and Deputy Director
Office of Research and Analysis
Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)
2005–2007
Senior Financial Economist
Office of the Chief Economist
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
2003–2005
Senior Financial Economist
Risk Analysis Division
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
1999–2003
  • Steven L. Byers, Using Derivatives to Manage Interest Rate Risk, 2010, in Robert Kolb and James Overdahl, ed. Companion to Financial Derivatives (John Wiley & Sons).
  • Steven L. Byers, Harvey Cutler and Stephen Davies, Estimating Costs and Benefits of Economic Growth: A CGE-Based Study of Tax Incentives in a Rapidly Growing Region, 2004, Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy 34, 1-20.
  • Steven L. Byers and K. Ben Nowman, Further Evidence on the Forecasting Performance of Two-Factor Continuous Time Interest Rate Models in International and Asia-Pacific Financial Markets, 2001, Managerial Finance 27, 40-61.
  • Steven L. Byers and Tara Rice, International Banking, 2001, in Malcolm Warner, ed. International Encyclopedia of Business and Management, Second Edition (London: Thompson Learning, Berkshire House).
  • Steven L. Byers and K. Ben Nowman, Forecasting U.K. and U.S. Interest Rates Using Continuous Time Term Structure Models, 1999, International Review of Financial Analysis 7, 191-206.
  • Steven L. Byers, Harvey Cutler and Stephen Davies, Using Small-Region CGE's to Evaluate Returns from Local Economic Growth, 1998, National Implan User's Conference Proceedings, 151-58.
  • Jana Hranaiova and Steven L. Byers, Changes in Market Responses to Financial Statement Restatement Announcements in the Sarbanes-Oxley Era.
  • Steven L. Byers, Changing Patterns in Initial Public Offerings around the World: Facts and Potential Causes.
  • Steven L. Byers and Jana Hranaiova, Backtesting of ORA Issuer Targeting Models in Factset Issued by the Office of Research and Analysis.
  • Jana Hranaiova and Steven L. Byers, Identifying Outliers for ORA Issuer Targeting Models in Factset.
  • Steven L. Byers and Howard Kaplan, Empirical Evidence of the Impact of SEC Rule 21F on Reporting of Potential Violations of Federal Securities Laws.

Conference Activities

Paper presentation, 2007 PCAOB Standing Advisory Group Conference