Guest Speaker: Jennifer Marietta-Westberg - Senior Economist, Cornerstone

November 9, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm
C425 PC

Jennifer Marietta-Westberg addresses allegations related to financial reporting, asset management, trading, and mergers and acquisitions in litigation and regulatory investigations.
Dr. Marietta-Westberg worked for ten years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several capacities. She served as the deputy chief economist and deputy director of the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA) from 2013 to 2016. At the SEC, Dr. Marietta-Westberg managed the provision of economic analysis in support of Commission policy and rulemaking in the areas of asset management, broker-dealers, credit rating agencies, and market microstructure. She oversaw many of DERA’s economic analyses in support of international initiatives.
Prior to joining the SEC, Dr. Marietta-Westberg was an assistant professor at Michigan State University. Her research has been published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Corporate Finance, European Financial Management, the Journal of Behavioral Finance, and the Journal of Business Ethics  She has a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa (and was a classmate of Professor Todd Houge).