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Impacting Policy & Practice

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On June 16, the Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, in partnership with the Milken Institute, hosted its second-quarter Capitol Hill briefing on “Investing in America’s Infrastructure.” The event was part of the center’s Markets and the Hill (MATH
MATH Briefing 1st Quarter 2016: The Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, in partnership with the Milken Institute, hosted a Capitol Hill briefing on corporate tax reform, “A 21st Century Tax Code: Implications for American Jobs and the Economy,” on
“This is going to put the question at the forefront—is speed the No. 1 driver of market structure?” said John Jacobs, a former senior executive at Nasdaq and now executive director of Georgetown University’s Center for Financial Markets and Policy.

Leadership

Reena Aggarwal
Director

Reena Aggarwal is the McDonough Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Finance at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. She also serves as the director of the university's Center for Financial Markets & Policy. Aggarwal specializes in international stock markets, initial public offerings, and corporate governance. She has worked on major consulting projects sponsored by Credit Suisse, Wachovia, the World Bank, IMF, NASDAQ OMX Group, United Nations, and USAID. Aggarwal obtained her MMS from BITS, India, and her Ph.D. in finance from the University of Maryland.

John Jacobs
Executive Director

John Jacobs is the executive director and distinguished fellow of the Center for Financial Markets and Policy. Prior to this role, he served more than 30 years at Nasdaq where he worked with institutional investors, IPOs, and top global public companies, including most recently in his roles as executive vice president of global information services and chief marketing officer. Currently, he serves as an executive advisor and principal consultant to Nasdaq’s CEO, president, and the executive vice president of global information services. Jacobs earned an MBA from Loyola University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maryland.  

Sandeep Dahiya
Associate Director

Sandeep Dahiya is an associate director of the Center for Financial Markets and Policy and associate professor of finance at the McDonough School of Business. Dahiya has been on the faculty of the McDonough School of Business since 1999. He has published in Journal of FinanceJournal of Financial EconomicsJournal of Corporate Finance, and Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments. His work has been presented at a number professional meetings. Dahiya received his Ph.D. in finance from New York University.

Lynn Doran
Associate Director

Lynn Doran is an associate director of the Center for Financial Markets and Policy and professor of the practice at the McDonough School of Business. Doran has been on the faculty at the McDonough School of Business since 1998. Prior to joining the faculty at Georgetown, she held various teaching positions, most recently at The H. John Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie-Mellon University. Her awards include a Dissertation Excellence Award at the University of Pittsburgh, and a Teaching Excellence Award and a Faculty Award for Excellence in Education at Duquesne University. Doran also serves as faculty advisor to the Financial Management Association (FMA), the finance organization for undergraduate students at Georgetown University.

Jessica Dybfest
Assistant Director

Jessica Dybfest is the assistant director for the Center for Financial Markets and Policy. Prior to this role she was a faculty assistant for the finance and accounting faculty at the McDonough School of Business. Dybfest received her B.A. from Dickinson College in international business and management with a minor in art history. 

Students

Hilary Halpern
Graduate Assistant (MBA'17)
Andrea Diaz
Undergraduate Research Assistant (B'17)
Brian Kelly
Graduate Assistant (MBA'17)