Larry Harris

Senior Consultant to CRA

Larry Harris is the Fred V. Keenan Chair in Finance in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

His research, teaching, and consulting work address trading and investment management issues that arise in financial markets, and he has written extensively about trading rules, transaction costs, index markets, and market regulation. His introduction to the economics of trading, Trading and Exchanges: Market Microstructure for Practitioners, is widely regarded as a “must read” for entrants into the securities industry. Professor Harris is a former chief economist of the US Securities and Exchange Commission. In this position, he was the primary advisor to the commission on all economic issues.

Selected engagements

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    Cherry picking of investments
    The SEC retained CRA to examine the trades of an investment advisor, determine whether he “cherry picked,” and quantify the losses to the disadvantaged...
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