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Economic Fellow Appointed to the Office Of Economic Analysis


Washington, D.C., Aug. 21, 2006 - The Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Economic Analysis today announced the appointment of Dr. Alan Durell as an Economic Fellow for a term ending in June 2007.

Before joining the Commission, Dr. Durell served on the faculty of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Dartmouth's Department of Economics. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard and his B.S. in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell. His research focuses on applying behavioral and experimental economics approaches to improving our understanding of economic decision-making. He is particularly interested in how individuals evaluate investment performance and form return expectations in the face of uncertainty. While at the Commission, Dr. Durell will work on various issues related to corporate disclosure.

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Modified: 08/21/2006