Chester Spatt, the Mellon Bank professor of finance and director of the Center for Financial Markets at Carnegie Mellon University, has been named chief economist and director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Economic Analysis, the Commission said Wednesday.

Spatt replaces Lawrence E. Harris, who decided to return to teaching and researching at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

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