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John Mogg has held his present position as the director-general of the Internal Market Directorate General in the European Commission since May 1993. Before that, he was the deputy director-general in the Internal Market and Industrial Affairs Directorate General starting in 1990. Between 1989 and 1990, he was the deputy head of the European Secretariat in the United Kingdom Cabinet Office. He has also held a number of senior positions within various United Kingdom departments. These included the undersecretary in the Department of Trade and Industry and principal private secretary to three secretaries of state. From 1979 to 1982, he was the first secretary at the United Kingdom Permanent Representation in Brussels. Mr. Mogg’s early career was spent in British industry with the Rediffusion Group.

Peter J. Wallison joined AEI in 1999 as a resident fellow and as the codirector of AEI’s program on financial market deregulation. As a partner of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, he practiced banking, corporate, and financial law in the firm’s Washington and New York offices. As the general counsel of the Treasury Department from 1981 to 1985, Mr. Wallison helped develop the Reagan administration’s proposals for deregulating the financial services industry. During 1986 and 1987, Mr. Wallison was counsel to President Ronald Reagan. He is the author of Back from the Brink: A Practical Plan for Privatizing Deposit Insurance and Strengthening Our Banks and Thrifts; coauthor of Nationalizing Mortgage Risk: The Growth of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and The GAAP Gap: Corporate Disclosure in the Age of the Internet; and the editor of Optional Federal Chartering and Regulation of Insurance Companies, all of which have been published by the AEI Press.

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