Bradford (Lynch) Levy

Nurturer of Improbable Ideas

I am a researcher at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and am on the 2022-2023 job market.

My research aims to provide data relevant to questions of public interest—with particular emphasis on the environment, capital markets, and corporate governance. My work, in collaboration with my co-authors, has helped inform several policy changes such as:

  • Amendments to Reg NMS increasing competition and new rules governing best execution—regarded as the most significant changes to markets since Reg NMS's introduction
  • A United States Senate Bill addressing inequities in the laws that govern executives’ behavior
  • New rules introduced by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to increase transparency into corporate governance
  • SEC rules to ensure fair access by mandating electronic filing of all corporate disclosures—guided by my dissertation

I have been quoted and cited by business publications such as the Financial Times, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, and Grant’s Interest Rate Observer (March 2021), as well as several centers for thought leadership such as the National Bureau of Economic Research, Harvard Law School, Cooley PubCo, and Law360. I actively engage with practioners by consulting on analytics and machine learning for such clients as a Big 4 auditor and the United States Department of Justice. My CV is available here.

Prior to joining Wharton, I spent nearly a decade in tech and automotive where I led analytics, software development, and design teams. During this time, I was granted patents in artificial intelligence and safety technologies. In my free time, I love to cook—particularly developing meal plans that minimize our household’s waste—and exercise.