Jeffrey Harris
Chief Economist, Director, Division of Economic and Risk Analysis

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Jeffrey H. Harris was named the Chief Economist and Director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in September 2017. He has an extensive background in market microstructure and regulatory issues.

Dr. Harris previously served as Chief Economist at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and has prior experience as Visiting Academic Fellow at the Nasdaq Stock Market and as Visiting Academic Scholar at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He has held faculty appointments as the Dean’s Chair in Finance at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, as the Collins Chair of Finance in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (visiting), at the University of Delaware, at the University of Notre Dame and at The Ohio State University. His research appears in the Energy Journal, European Financial Management, Financial Management, The Financial Review, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Investment Management, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Futures Markets, the Review of Futures Markets and the Review of Financial Studies.

Dr. Harris is on leave from American University, where he holds the Gary Cohn Goldman Sachs Endowed Chair in Finance at the Kogod School of Business. He received his B.A. in Physics and MBA from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in Finance from The Ohio State University.