An independent 3rd party assessment was conducted by financial expert Dr. Jeff Harris, Ph.D., former Chief Economist of the SEC (Securities & Exchange Commission) and CFTC (Commodity Futures Trading Commission) and current Finance and Real Estate Department Chair at American University. Published in December 2019, the assessment entailed reviewing OTA's course materials, attending virtual classes and eXtended Learning Track (XLT) online sessions, and reviewing CliK, OTA's education, trading and analysis platform.
Dr. Jeffrey H. Harris is currently the Gary D. Cohn Goldman Sachs Chair in Finance at the Kogod School of Business at American University. He recently served as Chief Economist and Division Director for the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Previously he served as Chief Economist at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and as Visiting Academic at the Nasdaq Stock Market. He has previously held faculty appointments as the Dean’s Chair in Finance at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, as the Collins Chair of Finance in the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University (visiting), at the University of Delaware, at the University of Notre Dame and at The Ohio State University. His research appears in the Energy Journal, Financial Management, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Investment Management, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, the Journal of Futures Markets, and the Review of Financial Studies, among other outlets.
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