Michael Rand is a Business, Finance, and Entrepreneurship Law Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor with the George Washington University Law School. He researches areas pertaining to firm use of derivatives, including effects on firm financial constraints and asset pricing anomalies. Concurrent with these responsibilities, Dr. Rand serves as a research consultant in the Office of the Chief Economist at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), where he conducts research pertaining to OTC swap markets for cleared and uncleared financial products, including IRS, FX, CDS/CDX, Commodity Swaps, and Equity Swaps.
Prior to joining the George Washington University Law School, Dr. Rand worked at several institutions in finance and FinTech, including the CFTC, Benjamin, PNC Bank, Northwestern Mutual, and Oakhill Equity. He has experience across various roles in finance including compliance, credit modeling, and asset pricing.
Dr. Rand obtained a PhD in Finance from George Washington University. He also holds an MA in Applied Economics from George Washington University, and both a BS in Mathematics and a BSBA in Business Administration, with concentrations in Economics and Finance, from Duquesne University.