Maureen O’Hara

Maureen O’Hara
International Fellow

Areas of expertise: Market Microstructure, Law and Finance, Banking, Finance and Ethics

Maureen O’Hara is the Robert W. Purcell Professor of Finance at the Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, and she also holds a Professorship at the University of Technology Sydney.  Professor O’Hara has served as President of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, the Financial Management Association, the Society for Financial Studies and the International Atlantic Economic Society. She was the Executive Editor of the Review of Financial Studies, and Co-Editor of the Review of Asset Pricing Studies.  She has published in leading journals such American Economic Review, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Law and Economics and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

She was a member of the CFTC-SEC Emerging Regulatory Issues Task Force (the “flash crash” committee), the Global Advisory Board of the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the Advisory Board of the Office of Financial Research, U.S. Treasury, and she is currently serving on the SEC Equity Market Structure Advisory Board and on the Board of Trustees of Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA-CREF).  She has consulted for a number of companies and organizations, including Facebook, Microsoft, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, the New York Stock Exchange, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, and the World Federation of Exchanges.

She holds degrees from the University of Illinois (B.S. Economics), and Northwestern University (M.S. Economics and Ph.D. Finance), and Honorary Doctorates from Facultés Universitaires Catholiques à Mons (FUCAM), Belgium, Universität Bern, Switzerland, and University College Dublin.

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