James Angel

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James Angel
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Occupation Associate Professor
Employer McDonough School of Business of Georgetown University

James Angel is an associate professor at the McDonough School of Business of Georgetown University. He specializes in the structure and regulation of financial markets around the world, and he has visited over 50 financial exchanges around the world. His research focuses on short selling and regulation, specifically regulation surrounding high-frequency trading. He teaches undergraduate, MBA, and executive courses, including a class about financial crises.


Angel began his professional career as a rate engineer at Pacific Gas and Electric, where he worked on FERC and CPUC related issues. He also worked at MSCI Barra (now part of Morgan Stanley) where he developed equity risk models. He has also served as a visiting academic fellow in residence at the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD - now FINRA) and also as a visiting economist at the Shanghai Stock Exchange. He has also been chairman of the Nasdaq Economic Advisory Board and a member of the OTC Bulletin Board Advisory Committee.


He received a B.S in Engineering and Applied Science and Economics from the California Institute of Technology, a master's degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of California, Berkeley.