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Andrei Kirilenko to join MIT Sloan Finance Group in January 2013

Andrei Kirilenko participated as a panel member at MIT Sloan’s inaugural Finance Day, held in New York City in AprilAndrei Kirilenko participated as a panel member at MIT Sloan’s first Finance Day, held in New York City in April

MIT Sloan is thrilled to welcome
Dr. Andrei Kirilenko to the faculty as Professor of the Practice of Finance, effective in January 2013. Kirilenko will be joining MIT Sloan after serving as the chief economist at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Kirilenko began his tenure at the CFTC in May 2008 and was appointed chief economist in December 2010. In that position, he had an active role in building capacity on cost benefit considerations for the commission’s rules, and was also a key contributor to implementing modern analytical tools and methods to improve the commission’s ability to develop and enforce an effective regulatory regime in increasingly automated, high-speed markets. In 2010, Kirilenko was the recipient of the CFTC Chairman’s Award for Excellence, its highest honor.

“I am really thankful to Chairman Gensler and the commissioners for the incredible opportunity I’ve been given at the CFTC to bring modern financial theory into public policy,” Kirilenko said. “I will continue my public service until my departure for MIT, where I plan to use my knowledge of markets and regulation to validate the main tenets of the modern financial theory and educate a new generation of industry leaders.”