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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

From academe back to the real world


A professor at Babson College in Wellesley has a key new job. Erik Sirri has been chosen as the new director of market regulation for the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Associated Press reports.

Sirri, a finance professor and visiting scholar at Harvard Law School, was chosen for the position by SEC Chairman Christopher Cox.

This marks a return to the SEC for Sirri. He was the chief economist for the agency from 1996 to 1999.

Also on his resume: member of the economic advisory board of the Nasdaq Stock Market and governor of the Boston Stock Exchange.

-- Erica Tochin

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