Mark J. Flannery
Mark J. Flannery is an economist and educator who serves as a professor at the University of Florida's Graduate School of Business Administration. Previously, he served as the chief economist and a director of economic and risk analysis (DERA) at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 2014 to 2016. He was named to the position in July 2014, after the departure of Craig Lewis, who returned to Vanderbilt University as a professor of finance.
While serving at the SEC, Flannery is on leave as a professor of finance at the University of Florida.
After earning his doctorate in economics, Flannery joined the University of Pennsylvania as an assistant professor of finance. In 1984, he joined the faculty at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he became a full professor in 1987. In 1989, he was named the BankAmerica Eminent Scholar in Finance at the University of Florida.
During his academic career he also served as a visiting professor at the London Business School, University of New South Wales, New York University and Fordham University.
He has also served on numerous regulatory boards and associations, including the advisory committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the New York Fed's financial advisory roundtable, the FDIC Center for Financial Research, and the Financial Mamagement Association International.
Flannery earned a bachelor's degree in 1972 from Princeton University. He earned a master's degree in 1973 and a Ph.D. in 1978, both in economics, at Yale University.
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