Emre Carr testifies and advises clients on complex accounting, finance, and economics matters. His engagements span accounting (US GAAP and IFRS), SEC disclosure requirements, corporate governance, risk management, structured finance, SEC and FINRA matters related to hedge funds, investment advisors, broker-dealers, and private equity firms, CFTC and NFA matters related to futures commission merchants, valuation analyses, damages analyses, economic materiality analyses, and loss-causation analyses. 

Before joining BRG, Dr. Carr was a senior financial economist at the SEC’s Division of Risk, Strategy and Financial Innovation, which was created as the agency’s “think tank” to provide sophisticated, interdisciplinary analysis across the entire spectrum of SEC activities, including policymaking, rulemaking, enforcement, and examinations. He led the economic analyses of Dodd-Frank regulations on asset-backed securities and security-based swaps, such as credit default swaps, and made recommendations on regulations regarding executive compensation, proxy statements, and board composition; investment advisor voting; financial reporting requirements, such as disclosures in managements’ discussion and analyses; and PCAOB rules governing public company audits. He led the accounting and financial analyses in various enforcement cases against major financial institutions for their conduct during the financial crisis. In addition, he was the accounting and disclosure expert in the development of the Accounting Quality Model—the SEC’s quantitative tool for detecting accounting and disclosure violations, sometimes referred to as the RoboCop.

Dr. Carr has also previously served on the faculties of Columbia, USC (Marshall), Toronto (Rotman), and Northwestern (Kellogg) and taught financial statement analysis, accounting, and corporate finance. His research on securities and banking regulations has been published in leading peer-reviewed academic journals.


Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
PhD, Accounting, 2002
PhD, Finance, 1999 (ABD)

University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
MBA, Finance, 1995

Employment History

US Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, DC
Senior financial economist
2010 - 2012

Columbia Business School, Columbia University, New York, NY                           
Visiting assistant professor of accounting
2008 - 2010

Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
Assistant professor of accounting
2003 - 2008

Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Assistant professor of accounting
2002 - 2003

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Adjunct lecturer in finance



SEC Distinguished Service Award

Law and Policy Award for cost-benefit analysis on Dodd-Frank Act rulemaking

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Selected Publications

Seminars & Speaking Engagements


Professional Affiliations

American Accounting Association (AAA)


Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)