AEI Scholars to Comment on Fin Reg Reform Bill

As the Senate votes on the financial regulatory reform bill, the following AEI scholars are available to comment on the impact of the bill.

Paul Atkins, AEI Visiting Scholar
A lawyer by training, Atkins was a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner from 2002 to 2008.
Topics: Securities and derivatives issues, SEC/Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and corporate governance.
paul.atkins@aei.org
Assistant: Reese Blackwell at rblackwell@patomak.com

Charles Calomiris, AEI Visiting Scholar
The Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia Business School, Calomiris is also a member of the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee and the Financial Economists Roundtable. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Topic: The financial regulation bill
cc374@columbia.edu, 212-854-8748

John Makin, AEI Visiting Scholar
Author of AEI’s monthly Economic Outlook, Makin is a former consultant to the U.S. Treasury Department, the Congressional Budget Office, and the International Monetary Fund.
Topic: The financial regulation bill
jmakin@aei.org

Allan Meltzer, AEI Visiting Scholar
A professor of political economy at Carnegie Mellon University. Meltzer is the author of History of the Federal Reserve, a definitive research work on the Federal Reserve System. He has been a member of the President's Economic Policy Advisory Board, an acting member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, and a consultant to the U.S. Treasury Department and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Topics: The financial regulation bill as a whole, what opportunities were missed, the too big to fail provisions.
ameltzer@aei.org or am05@andrew.cmu.edu, 202-862-7150

Alex Pollock, AEI Resident Fellow
From 1991 to 2004, Pollock was president and chief executive officer of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. At AEI, he focuses on financial policy issues, including housing finance, government-sponsored enterprises, retirement finance, corporate governance, accounting standards, and the banking system.
Topic: The financial regulation bill
apollock@aei.org, 202.862.7190
Assistant: steffanie.hawkins@aei.org, 202.419.5212

Vincent Reinhart, AEI Resident Scholar
A former director of the Federal Reserve Board’s Division of Monetary Affairs, Reinhart has held a number of senior positions in the Divisions of Monetary Affairs and International Finance and served for the last six years of his Federal Reserve career as secretary and economist of the Federal Open Market Committee.
Topic: The financial regulation bill
vincent.reinhart@aei.org
Assistant: meagan.berry@aei.org, 202-862-4880

Peter Wallison, Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies at AEI
Co-director of AEI's program on financial policy studies. Wallison researches banking, insurance, and securities regulation. As general counsel of the U.S. Treasury Department, he had a significant role in the development of the Reagan administration's proposals for the deregulation of the financial services industry. He also served as White House counsel to President Ronald Reagan.
Please note that Peter Wallison is only able to do radio and phone interviews (though reachable by e-mail).
Topic: The financial regulation bill
Please contact vrodman@aei.org 202.862.4871 to reach Peter Wallison for comment.

Please don't hesitate to call for additional media inquiries, or help in reaching the above scholars. You can reach Veronique Rodman at vrodman@aei.org (202.862.4871) or Hampton Foushee at hampton.foushee@aei.org (202.862.5806).

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