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2020 Central Bank of the Future Conference

The Central Bank of the Future: Building a Financial System for a More Inclusive Economy This event built on the 2019 Central Bank of the Future conference by continuing to explore how central banks are evolving and their potential to foster...

Harris joins Ford School colleagues on Biden-Harris transition

Nov 20, 2020
Ford School professor of practice and Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence Adrienne Harris has been named to a Biden-Harris transition Agency Review Team, focusing on the Federal Reserve, Banking and Securities Regulators group includes the...

Barr and Harris call for more inclusive payments systems

Oct 26, 2020
Ford School Dean Michael Barr and professor of practice Adrienne Harris say the technologies  of the “payments revolution,” which enable people to make payments and access bank accounts more easily, can also lead to greater financial...

Barr seeks financial inclusion for underserved communities

Aug 12, 2020
Throughout his career in academia and in government, Ford School Dean Michael S. Barr has sought ways to help low-income people get better access to the financial system, and to change the financial system to work better for low-income...

New Paper on Financial Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Aug 7, 2020
The Center on Finance, Law & Policy happily announces a new paper by Dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Michael Barr, Harvard Law School professor Howell E. Jackson and Margaret E. Tahyar of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. The Financial...

Dodd-Frank achievements assessed on its 10th anniversary

Jul 2, 2020
The Center on Finance, Law and Policy co-hosted a day-long conference with the Brookings Institution on June 30 to mark the Dodd-Frank Act 10th Anniversary. Former Senator Chris Dodd and former Representative Barney Frank participated, as did...

Toward a more fair and inclusive financial system

May 22, 2020
New FinTech collaborations boost Ford School’s financial policy offerings The Ford School is expanding its offerings of financial policy courses with FinTech (financial technology) Policy and FinTech Entrepreneurship classes. Taught by professor of...

Welcome Visiting Researcher Daniel Gersten Reiss!

Jan 20, 2020
The Center on Finance, Law & Policy is pleased to welcome Daniel Gersten Reiss of Banco Central do Brasil as a visiting researcher during the winter 2020 term, from January - March 2020. Mr. Gersten Reiss will be collaborating with Prof. Adrienne A....

Central Bank of the Future with Barefoot Innovation Podcast

Dec 12, 2019
Jo Ann Barefoot, CEO & Cofounder at Alliance for Innovative Regulation and Cofounder at Hummingbird Regtech, has a conversation with Adrienne Harris and Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy Michael Barr about the Central Bank of the Future...

Barr discusses fate of CFPB with CNBC

Aug 19, 2019
The fate of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is currently at the discretion of the Supreme Court. Hearing the case and a subsequent ruling would have big ramifications for consumers (i.e. all Americans), and likely on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s...

Data Privacy & Data Portability Conference Registration Open

Feb 12, 2019
The Center on Finance, Law, and Policy is proud to co-sponsor the Data Privacy and Portability in Financial Technology Symposium. Organized by students from the Michigan Technology Law Review, this event celebrates the law review’s 25th Anniversary...

Dean Barr quoted in Politico Morning Money

Nov 1, 2018
Ford School Dean Michael Barr was quoted in Politico’s Morning Money newsletter, by Ben White and Aubree Eliza Weaver on November 1, 2018, about the Federal Reserve’s proposal to ease regulations of America's largest financial firms. Dean Barr, who...