Scott Mixon


Dr. Scott Mixon is the Acting Chief Economist and Acting Director of the Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. OCE conducts rigorous economic and econometric analysis of derivatives markets and partners with other CFTC divisions and offices to integrate economic reasoning and data analysis into Commission policy and cost-benefit considerations. In his role, Dr. Mixon supervises OCE’s research activities and its economic analyses in connection with Commission rulemaking and policy. His personal research includes the integration of data on swaps and futures activity, with an emphasis on equity and commodity derivatives.

Prior to joining the Commission in 2012, Dr. Mixon spent more than 15 years in the private sector. He served as an alternative investments strategist and fund of hedge funds portfolio manager for Lyxor Asset Management, a subsidiary of Société Générale; as part of Bates White Economic Consulting’s Antitrust practice, where his cases involved allegations of commodity price manipulation, allegations of anticompetitive behavior, and antitrust analysis for the CME/CBOT merger; and as a quantitative and derivatives strategist at UBS. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as Journal of Financial EconomicsJournal of Derivatives, and Journal of Futures Markets.


  • PhD, Economics, Duke University (1997)
  • BS, summa cum laude, The Florida State University (1992)