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Chyhe Becker Named as Associate Director in the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis


Washington D.C., Oct. 2, 2015 —

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Chyhe Becker has been named as an Associate Director in the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA).  The appointment is effective immediately.

Dr. Becker assumes a new position in the division’s Office of Litigation Economics, created to reflect the significance of data-driven economic and statistical analysis in investigations and litigated cases.  The office has almost tripled in size in the past three years, growing to a staff of 26 from nine, and has expanded to five regional offices in addition to the SEC’s Washington, D.C. headquarters.

“We are very fortunate to have someone with Chyhe’s talents and management expertise to lead our litigation economics efforts,” said DERA Director and SEC Chief Economist Mark J. Flannery.  “This office provides valuable services to Enforcement and other SEC divisions, and Chyhe has built the group from the ground up. I cannot imagine a better person for this position.”

Dr. Becker said, “I am continually impressed by the depth of expertise and tireless dedication of DERA’s staff.  It is an honor to work with this group of experts on behalf of the SEC and investors."

Dr. Becker has been the Assistant Director of the Office of Litigation Economics since 2009.  She joined the SEC staff in 2008 as an Assistant Chief Economist in what was then known as the Office of Economic Analysis.  Before that, she worked as an economist in the private sector for 11 years, including as a principal at Chicago Partners LLP and a principal at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP.   She holds a Ph.D. in financial economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.A. from Yale University.    


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