Andrei Kirilenko


Andrei Kirilenko is the Professor of the Practice of Finance at the Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prior to joining MIT, Professor Kirilenko spent four years at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) where he served as Chief Economist between December 2010 and December 2012. In his capacity as Chief Economist, Professor Kirilenko has been instrumental in building capacity on cost benefit considerations for the Commission's rules. He has also been instrumental in using modern analytical tools and methods to improve the Commission's ability to develop and enforce an effective regulatory regime in automated financial markets. Professor Kirilenko has been very active in engaging with other regulatory agencies, the academic community, markets participants and the general public on key regulatory and policy matters. In 2010, Professor Kirilenko was the recipient of the CFTC Chairman's Award for Excellence (highest honor). Prior to joining the CFTC, Dr. Kirilenko spent twelve years at the International Monetary Fund working on global capital markets issues. Professor Kirilenko received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he specialized in Finance. His scholarly work has appeared in a number of peer refereed journals and received multiple best-paper awards.