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David Frenk

David Frenk was the Research Director at Better Markets, Inc.  He now works as a Consultant. Mr. Frenk has significant experience in financial markets, and has had extensive training in statistical analysis and other formal mathematical techniques. Since 2009, Mr. Frenk has coordinated research into the study of how the commodity markets and capital markets function. He has met with representatives of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and U.K. Financial Services Authority (FSA), as well as members of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives to discuss these topics. He has lectured in the United States and his native United Kingdom on market structure and function and on regulatory frameworks. Mr. Frenk has co-authored, with Michael W. Masters, two papers, Anthropic Finance: How Markets Function,and Balanced Markets: The Social Role of Markets. He wrote The Price of Speculation, an article that was featured in the June 2010 issue of Oil & Energy Magazine, and was the lead author of the widely cited Review of Irwin and Sanders OECD Reports 2010. Prior to joining Better Markets, Mr. Frenk worked in both the private and public sectors on a range of business and policy issues. He was a consultant to the Rwandan government on economic strategy and policy. He also worked at OECD’s Center for Education Research and Innovation as a consultant on education policy across Europe.  In addition, Mr. Frenk was a full-time researcher at Masters Capital Research, coordinating theoretical and empirical analyses of markets and trading strategies. Mr. Frenk studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Oxford University before completing his graduate studies in Philosophy at New York University.  At both institutions, he was the recipient of numerous academic awards and scholarships.

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