James J. Angel

Program Fellow
  • Associate Professor
  • McDonough School of Business (Georgetown University)

Professor Angel specializes in the structure and regulation of financial markets around the world, and has visited over seventy financial exchanges globally. His current research focuses on short selling and regulation. He teaches undergraduate, MBA, and executive courses, including Investments and Capital Markets. He has testified before Congress about issues relating to the design of financial markets. In addition, he has been quoted in hundreds of newspaper articles and has appeared numerous times on radio and television. Dr. Jim began his professional career as a rate engineer at Pacific Gas and Electric, where he worked on FERC and CPUC related issues.

Along the way he has also worked at BARRA (later part of Morgan Stanley) where he developed equity risk models. He has also served as a Visiting Academic Fellow in residence at the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD – now FINRA) and also as a visiting economist at the Shanghai Stock Exchange. He has also been chairman of the Nasdaq Economic Advisory Board, a member of the OTC Bulletin Board Advisory Committee, and has served on the board of directors of the Direct Edge Stock Exchanges (later part of BATS Global Markets). In addition, from 2012-2014 he was a visiting associate professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Education: B.S. (Engineering and Applied Science and Economics), California Institute of Technology (1981); M.B.A., Harvard University (1985); Ph.D. (Finance), University of California, Berkeley (1991)