Andrei Kirilenko is the Professor of the Practice of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Prior to joining MIT, Kirilenko spent four years at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) where he served as chief economist between December 2010 and December 2012. In his capacity as chief economist, Kirilenko has been instrumental in building capacity on cost benefit considerations for the Commission's rules. He has also been instrumental in using modern analytical tools and methods to improve the Commission's ability to develop and enforce an effective regulatory regime in automated financial markets. Kirilenko has been very active in engaging with other regulatory agencies, the academic community, markets participants, and the general public on key regulatory and policy matters. He chaired two subcommittees of the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee: the Subcommittee on Data Standardization and the Subcommittee on the Automated and High Frequency Trading. He also represented the CFTC at the Systemic Risk Committee and the Systemic Data Committee of the Financial Stability Oversight Council. In 2010, Kirilenko was the recipient of the CFTC Chairman's Award for Excellence (highest honor). Prior to joining the CFTC, Kirilenko spent twelve years at the International Monetary Fund working on global capital markets issues. His scholarly work has appeared in a number of peer refereed journals and received multiple best-paper awards.
Kirilenko received his PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he specialized in Finance.
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