Alex J. Pollock is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he studies and writes about housing finance; government-sponsored enterprises, including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks; retirement finance; and banking and central banks. He also works on corporate governance and accounting standards issues.


Pollock has had a 35-year career in banking and was president and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago for more than 12 years immediately before joining AEI. A prolific writer, he has written numerous articles on financial systems and is the author of the book “Boom and Bust: Financial Cycles and Human Prosperity” (AEI Press, 2011). He has also created a one-page mortgage form to help borrowers understand their mortgage obligations.


The lead director of CME Group, Pollock is also a director of the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and the chairman of the board of the Great Books Foundation. He is a past president of the International Union for Housing Finance.


He has an M.P.A. in international relations from Princeton University, an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from Williams College.


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Experience

  • President and CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, 1991-2004
  • Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, 1991
  • President and CEO, Community Federal Savings, St. Louis, 1988-90
  • President, Marine Bank, Milwaukee, 1987
  • Positions of increasing responsibility in banking, 1969-86

Education

M.P.A., international relations, Princeton University
M.A., philosophy, University of Chicago
B.A., Williams College
  • Contact Info

    Phone: 202.862.7190
    Fax: 202.862.4875
    Email: apollock@aei.org
    Enterprise Blog Posts: http://blog.american.com/author/apollock/
  • Assistant Info

    Name: Emily Rapp
    Phone: (202) 419-5212
    Email: emily.rapp@aei.org
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