1:00 pm EST - 4:00 pm EST

Past Event

Graduate workshop: Financial markets data and research from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Online only

On February 27, the Brookings Center on Regulation and Markets and Center for Economic Security and Opportunity will hold a virtual workshop designed exclusively for graduate students aimed at discussing the critical role of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in global financial markets as well as the significant contributions of economists in shaping public policy and conducting important research at the CFTC. This event is a unique opportunity for graduate students to gain an introduction to how economists leverage data to inform policy decisions and advance research, with a special focus on the resources available at the CFTC. The workshop is free but preregistration is required.


1:00 pm Introduction

  • Welcome from Sanjay Patnaik, Director, Center on Regulation and Markets, Brookings
  • Overview of the webinar and introduction of keynote speaker from Lihong McPhail, Head of Academic Outreach, CFTC

1:05 pm Keynote: Overview of CFTC and Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) 

  • Scott Mixon, Acting Chief Economist, CFTC

1:20 pm Session on data

  • John Roberts, Research Analyst, CFTC

1:30 pm Panel discussion: Economist stories with Q&A

  • Moderator: Esen Onur, Supervisory Economist, CFTC
  • Panelists: Lee Baker, Steve Kane, Ayla Kayhan, Kirby Lawrence, and Rajiv Sharma; Research Economists, CFTC

2:30 pm Break

2:40 pm Research presentations with Q&A

4:00 pm Program adjourns