Erik R. Sirri

Program Fellow
  • Babson College
    Professor of Finance

Professor Sirri teaches at Babson College, where his recent course offerings include Capital Markets. His research focuses on the interaction of securities law and finance, securities market structure, investment management, and capital markets.

From 2006 to 2009, Professor Sirri served as the Director of the Division of Trading and Markets at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, where he was responsible to the Commission on matters relating to the regulation of stock and option exchanges, national securities associations, brokers, dealers, clearing agencies, transfer agents, and credit rating agencies. He had previously served the Commission as Chief Economist (1996-1999).

Before working at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Professor Sirri was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Harvard Business School (1989 - 1995). He has also served on numerous boards of directors, including those of securities exchanges, mutual funds, industry associations, and foundations.


  • B.S. (Astronomy), California Institute of Technology (1979)
  • M.B.A., University of California, Irvine (1984)
  • Ph.D. (Finance), University of California, Los Angeles (1990)
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