Roger Silvers

Assistant Professor

School of Accounting

Faculty, Tenure Track

Professor Silvers has developed expertise in the enforcement of securities laws and international cooperation between regulators. He is a former senior economist at the Securities and Exchange Commission and has been invited to share his findings at various regulatory and practitioner events by US regulators (the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission), foreign regulators (in Israel, Singapore, and the Netherlands), and influential international think tanks (the World BankFederation of European Stock ExchangesWorld Federation of Exchanges, and the International Organization for Securities Commissions (IOSCO)). He is frequently solicited to provide consultation (for regulators, stock exchanges, short-selling firms, and hedge funds), commentary for articles in the popular press (e.g., by Bob Pisani of CNBC and writers at Barron’s), public comment letters (to the SEC and Financial Stability Board), blog posts (e.g., the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance), and opinion editorials (in Barron’s). Finally, his work has been influential in the parliaments of several countries seeking to join IOSCO’s Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding.

His studies have been recognized by several awards (FESE de La Vega prizeBest paper CEPR/Imperial/Plato conference; Best paper International Accounting Section; Outstanding International Accounting Dissertation award) and accepted to many highly selective conferences.  This includes the ​World Bank’s Annual Conference on Development EconomicsErasmus Liquidity ConferenceHarvard Law School’s Program on International Financial Systems, LBS Accounting Symposium, and Utah Winter Accounting Conference.


2013 AAA Outstanding International Accounting Section Dissertation Award

2018 Best Paper Award, International Accounting Section Midyear

2018 Best Paper Award, Centre for Economic Policy Research-Imperial Business School— PLATO Market Innovator (MI3) Conference

2020 Winner of the Joseph De La Vega Prize—Federation of European Securities Exchanges


(1)  “The valuation impact of SEC enforcement actions on non-target foreign firms” Journal of Accounting Research(2)  “Cross-border cooperation between securities regulators” Journal of Accounting & Economics(3)  “Regulatory cooperation and foreign portfolio investment” (with M. Lang, M. Maffett, and J. Omartian) Journal of Financial Economics(4)  “Does regulatory cooperation help integrate equity markets?” ​Journal of Financial Economics (5)  “The effects of cross-border cooperation on disclosure enforcement and earnings attributes” Journal of Accounting and Public Policy


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BA 2004, Accounting, Lynchburg College, VA

PhD 2012, Accounting, University of Massachusetts, MA


Honors & Awards

2013 AAA. Outstanding International Accounting Dissertation Award, 08/06/2013

Eugene M. Isenberg Scholarship Award. 03/2011



ACCTG 5210-001 Management Accounting I

ACCTG 5210-002 Management Accounting I

ACCTG 6210-001 Strat Cost Mgt



Roger Silvers (2015). The Valuation Impact of SEC Enforcement Actions on Nontarget Foreign Firms. Journal of Accounting Research. Vol. 54, 48. Accepted, 10/2015.



AAA International Accounting Section. Outstanding International Dissertation of the Year Selection Committee. 12/20/2014 – 12/20/2015

DESB. Role: member. College Council. 10/28/2014 – 10/28/2015

AAA International Accounting Section. Role: member. Membership Committee. 02/28/2014 – 02/25/2015

College Council. member, 10/28/2014 – 10/28/2015. College service.