|Occupation||Professor of the Practice of Finance|
|Employer||Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management|
Andrei Kirilenko will be professor of the practice of finance at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management (MIT), effective the end of 2012.
He served as the chief economist at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from May 2010 until the end 2012, joining the commission in May 2008. He is responsible for providing expert economic advice to the Commission, policy analysis, economic research, expert testimony, eduction and training.
Kirilenko has worked on a variety of pressing issues while at the CFTC, including the design and operations of agricultural, energy and financial contracts and markets. He also has worked on issues related to algorithmic and high frequency trading, and played a role in the May 6 flash crash review. Prior to joining the CFTC in 2008, Kirilenko was with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), specializing in global capital markets issues.
Kirilenko was awarded the CFTC's Chairman's Award for Excellence in 2010.
Kirilenko received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania with a focus in finance. He has extensive background on the informational properties and micro structure of the financial markets. His work has appeared in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Markets and IMF staff papers.
- ↑ The CFTC Announces the Departure of Chief Economist Andrei Kirilenko to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. CFTC website.
- ↑ CFTC Announces the Appointment of Andrei Kirilenko as Chief Economist. CFTC website.
- ↑ Commodity Futures Trading Commission Votes to Establish a New Subcommittee of the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) to focus on High Frequency Trading. CFTC.
- ↑ CFTC Bios. CFTC website.