Amy Edwards

Assistant Director
Office of Markets

Education Summary

  • Ph.D. Finance, The Ohio State University, 1998
  • B.A. Economics, University of Michigan, 1992

Fields of Interest

  • Market Microstructure
  • Information and Market Efficiency
  • Government Policy and Regulation
  • Securities Offerings
  • Assistant Director
    Division of Economic and Risk Analysis
    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
    2010–present
  • Assistant Chief Economist
    Office of Economic Analysis
    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
    2008–2009
  • Financial Economist
    Office of Economic Analysis
    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
    1997–2008
  • Amy K. Edwards and Kathleen Weiss Hanley, 2010, Short Selling in Initial Public Offerings, Journal of Financial Economics 998: 21-39.
  • Amy K. Edwards, Lawrence E. Harris, and Michael S. Piwowar, 2007, Corporate Bond Market Transaction Costs and Transparency, Journal of Finance 62: 1421-1451.
  • Gordon J. Alexander, Amy K. Edwards, and Michael G. Ferri, 2000The Determinants of Trading Volume of High-yield Corporate Bonds, Journal of Financial Markets 3: 177-204.
  • Gordon J. Alexander, Amy K. Edwards, and Michael G. Ferri, 2000, What Does Nasdaq's High-yield Bond Market Reveal About Bondholder-stockholder Conflicts?, Financial Management 29: 23-39.
  • Amy K. Edwards, 2006, Corporate Bond Market Microstructure and Transparency: the US Experience, BIS Papers 26.
  • Amy K. Edwards, 2003, Discussion of: Competition among markets: The repeal of Rule 390 by Kam, Panchapagesan and Weaver, Journal of Banking and Finance 27: 1737-1741.
  • Amy K. Edwards and M. Nimalendran, Corporate Bond Market Transparency: Liquidity Concentration, Informational Efficiency, and Competition.
  • Amy K. Edwards and Jeffrey H. Harris, Stepping Ahead of the Book.
  • Amy K Edwards, Are the Best Quotes Good Indications of the Supply of Liquidity? Evidence from Decimalization.

CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES

  • Panelist, 2014 FMA Conference
  • Panelist, 2014 Baruch Equity Trading Round-Up
  • Discussant, 2014 FINRA/UMD conference on Market Fragmentation, Fagility, and Fees
  • Panelist, 2014 Georgetown conference on Financial Market Quality
  • Panelist, 2013 Notre Dame Conference
  • Panel moderator and panelist, 2012 FMA Conference
  • Panelist, 2012 Notre Dame Conference
  • Discussant, 2012 RMA UNC Conference
  • Speaker, 2011 FMA Members' Breakfast
  • Panelist, 2011 Notre Dame Conference
  • Discussant, 2010 RMA UNC Conference
  • Panelist and moderator, 2009 FMA Conference
  • Panelist and moderator, 2008 FMA Conference
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2008 WFA Conference
  • Paper presentation, 2008 NBER Microstructure Conference
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2008 EFM Oxford IPO Symposium
  • Discussant, 2008 AFA Conference
  • Paper presentation, 2008 WAFA Conference
  • Paper presentation, 2007 MTS Conference
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor) and discussant, 2007 FMA Conference
  • Paper presentations (two) and discussant (two), 2007 RS-DeGroote Conference on Market Structure and Integrity
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2006 Bank of Canada Conference on Fixed Income Markets
  • Discussant, 2006 SGE session at ASSA Conference
  • Discussant, 2005 FMA Conference
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2005 WFA Conference
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2005 Moody's and LBS Credit Risk Conference
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2005 Utah Winter Finance Conference
  • Discussant, 2005 NBER Microstructure Conference
  • Panel moderator, panelist (two panels) and discussant, 2004 FMA Conference
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2004 Q Group Research Seminar
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 2004 Bank of Canada Fixed Income Workshop
  • Discussant, 2003 FMA Conference
  • Panel moderator and discussant, 2002 FMA Conference
  • Paper presentation, 2002 Eastern Finance Association Conference
  • Discussant, 2002 WAFA Conference
  • Discussant, 2002 Toronto Stock Exchange Conference
  • Discussant, 2002 AFA Conference
  • Paper presentation, 2001 NBER Microstructure Conference
  • Discussant, 2001 WFA Conference
  • Discussant, 2001 NYSE Conference
  • Paper presentation and discussant, 2001 FMA Conference
  • Conference organizer and paper presentation, 2001 WAFA Conference
  • Paper presentation and discussant, 2000 FMA Conference
  • Discussant, 2000 AFA Conference
  • Discussant, 2000 WAFA conference
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 1999 FMA European Conference
  • Paper presentation (by coauthor), 1999 EFMA Conference
  • Paper presentation and discussant, 1998 WAFA Conference
  • Paper presentation, 1997 FMA Conference
  • Paper presentation, 1995 FMA Conference
  • Discussant, 1995 Midwest Finance Association Conference

UNIVERSITY PRESENTATIONS

  • Rutgers University, 2009
  • University of Virginia, 2008
  • Babson College, 2008
  • The Ohio State University, 2006
  • George Mason University, 2005
  • Federal Reserve Board of Governors, 2004
  • American University, 2004
  • University of Minnesota, 2001
  • Duke University, 2001
  • Nasdaq Economic Research, 2001
  • Commodities and Futures Trading Commission, 1997
  • Tulane University, 1997
  • Loyola University, 1997
  • Pace University, 1997
  • Securities and Exchange Commission, 1997

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