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Jim Overdahl, PhD

Partner, Delta Strategy Group, LLC

Dr. Overdahl is a specialist in financial markets and the U.S. regulatory environment. Prior to joining Delta Strategy Group as a partner in August 2013, Dr. Overdahl provided advisory and expert witness services through NERA Economic Consulting. Dr. Overdahl’s financial regulatory experience includes three years as Chief Economist for the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and five years as Chief Economist for the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). He is experienced in preparing expert reports and in serving as a testifying expert in matters involving complex financial litigation. In his positions at the SEC and CFTC, Dr. Overdahl testified before each Commission. He also testified before Congress on behalf of the SEC and CFTC, and provided staff support and briefings for members of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets.

Dr. Overdahl has published extensively in leading economics and finance journals, including the Journal of Business, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Derivatives, and Journal of Alternative Investments, and has contributed numerous chapters to published volumes on finance and economics. In addition, he has co-edited and co-authored, with Robert Kolb, four books in multiple editions including Financial Derivatives: Pricing and Risk Management and Futures, Options, and Swaps.