Assistant Director - Office of Research and Data Services, Division of Economic and Risk Analysis
Austin Gerig leads the Office of Research and Data Services in the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics and an M.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining the SEC, Austin was a Graduate Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney, and most recently, a Senior Research Fellow in the Said Business School, University of Oxford. Austin’s research has touched on a number of important topics in market microstructure including: the price impact of large, algorithmically traded orders; the structure of volatility fluctuations in security prices; and the effects of high-frequency trading in financial markets. His research has been highlighted in numerous media outlets including Bloomberg View, The Wire, The MIT Technology Review, and NPR.