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Amy Edwards Named SEC Assistant Chief Economist


Washington, D.C., Oct. 10, 2008 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the selection of Dr. Amy Edwards as Assistant Chief Economist for Markets and Intermediaries in the agency's Office of Economic Analysis.

Dr. Edwards joined the SEC staff in 1997 as a Financial Economist. In her new capacity, Dr. Edwards will lead a group that provides economic analysis and support for the SEC's Division of Investment Management, Division of Trading and Markets, and Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations.

"I look forward to working with Amy in her new role," said SEC Chief Economist James Overdahl. "Amy's considerable experience in applying rigorous economic analysis to market issues makes her ideally suited for this new position."

Dr. Edwards said, "I look forward to leading the Markets and Intermediaries team and continuing its tradition of high quality and creative work."

During her time at the SEC, Dr. Edwards has conducted empirical studies in the area of market microstructure on issues related to decimalization, fragmentation, short selling, limit order display, specialist participation, and transparency.

Dr. Edwards earned a Ph.D. in finance from the Ohio State University and a BA in economics from the University of Michigan. She has published articles in The Journal of Finance, Financial Management, and Journal of Financial Markets.

Her promotion to Assistant Chief Economist is effective October 12.

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Modified: 10/10/2008