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Brown-Hruska quits CFTC for ERA Economic Consulting

20 July 2006  |  2078 views  |  0 Source: ERA Economic Consulting

ERA Economic Consulting, a leading global provider of economic research and analysis in business, legal and regulatory matters, announced today that Dr. Sharon Brown-Hruska will be joining the firm as a Vice President in the Securities and Finance Practice.

She will be based in NERA's Washington, DC office. Dr. Brown-Hruska has served as a commissioner of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) since 2002.

"As a former Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission who also served as Acting Chairman, Sharon Brown-Hruska is one of the nation's leading experts on securities, options, futures, and energy risk issues," said NERA President Dr. Andrew Carron. "In addition to her 16 years of distinguished research and economic policy-making experience, she brings to NERA an exceptional understanding of the current regulatory environment and its implications for our clients."

He continued: "Sharon's deep understanding of global financial markets will further enhance NERA's leading position as a foremost authority on securities and finance issues, and will expand our already considerable expertise in international futures and options."

Dr. Brown-Hruska has given congressional testimony on futures market regulatory issues, and has served as a member of the President's Working Group on Financial Markets alongside the Secretary of the Treasury, as well as the Chairmen of the Federal Reserve Board and Securities and Exchange Commission.

As part of her role at the CFTC, she evaluated legislation and economic developments affecting the nation's energy markets. She has addressed the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Energy Bar Association, Edison Electric Institute, and the World Forum on Energy Regulation on energy issues.

Dr. Brown-Hruska has published research papers on economic policy, international finance, securities, futures, and derivatives. Her articles have appeared in International Commodities Review, Journal of Futures Markets, Futures and Derivatives Law Report, and Barron's.

President George W. Bush nominated Dr. Brown-Hruska to the CFTC in 2004, as one of five commissioners. She served as Acting Chairman from July 2004 until July 2005. Prior to that, Dr. Brown-Hruska was a Research Fellow at George Mason University's Mercatus Center, and an Assistant Professor of Finance at George Mason University's School of Management and the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. She holds a PhD in economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech).

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