Loyola University Maryland

2019 Baltimore Area Finance Conference

Keynote Speaker

Jeffrey H. Harris, Ph.D.

Jeffrey H. Harris, Ph.D. is currently the Chief Economist and Director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis at the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission. He holds the Gary Cohn Goldman Sachs Endowed Chair in Finance at the Kogod School of Business at American University. Dr. Harris has an extensive background in auction market microstructure, dealer markets, exchange trading and regulatory issues.  He has also served as Chief Economist at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, with prior experience as Visiting Academic at the Nasdaq Stock Market and at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  He has previously 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. 

Dr. Harris received his B.A. in Physics and an MBA from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in Finance from The Ohio State University.