Mark J. Flannery


Mark Flannery

Chief Economist and Director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Mark J. Flannery is the Chief Economist and Director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He has published extensively, primarily in the areas of financial regulation and corporate capital structure.

In 2003, Dr. Flannery helped establish the FDIC’s Center for Financial Research and then served as co-director and senior adviser until 2008.   He worked as a Senior Adviser to the Office of Financial Research from2011-2014, and has been a long-term visitor to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Research Department. He served as president of the Financial Intermediation Research Society (FIRS), president and board chairman of the Financial Management Association, and member of the board of directors of the American Finance Association. He was an editor of the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking from 2000‑2005.

Dr. Flannery is on leave from the University of Florida, where he holds the BankAmerica Eminent Scholar Chair in Finance. He earned an AB summa cum laude from Princeton University and an MA, an M.Phil., and a PhD (all in economics) from Yale University.