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Visiting Academic Scholar Named by the Office Of Economic Analysis


Washington, D.C., Sept. 8, 2006 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Economic Analysis today announced the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Marietta-Westberg as a Visiting Academic Scholar for a term ending in August 2007.

Before joining the Commission, Dr. Marietta-Westberg served on the faculty of Michigan State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on initial public offerings, in particular the effect of the media on IPO returns and volatility. She also studies how potential conflicts of interest at universal banks could affect their underwriting and fund trading strategies. While at the Commission, Dr. Marietta-Westberg will work on various issues related to security offerings.



Modified: 09/08/2006