Carol Clark is a senior policy specialist, financial markets in the economic research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Her work focuses on public policy issues relating to high-speed trading (high frequency, automated and algorithmic trading), market structure, clearing, settlement and payments. Prior to joining the financial markets group, she was payments research manager in the economic research department. Clark has held a variety of positions at the Bank including national market research manager in the customer relations and support office, examiner in the capital markets unit, research coordinator in the national book-entry securities office, and analyst in the loans and reserves department. Her research has been published in the Journal of Payment Systems Law, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Chicago Fed Letter and Economic Perspectives as well as Euromoney Books.
Clark has a B.A. from St. Xavier College and an M.A. from the University of Chicago. Her master’s thesis focused on central bank behaviors during banking crises.