Global Conference 2006

Speaker's Biography

James Barth

Lowder Eminent Scholar in Finance, Auburn University; Senior Fellow, Milken Institute


James Barth is Lowder Eminent Scholar in Finance at Auburn University and a Senior Fellow at the Milken Institute. He was appointed by both Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush as chief economist of the Office of Thrift Supervision and served as chief economist of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board. Additionally, he was a professor of economics at George Washington University, associate director of the economics program at the National Science Foundation and the Shaw Foundation Professor of Banking and Finance at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He was also a visiting scholar at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the World Bank. A member of the Advisory Council of Georgetown University's Credit Research Center, he has written more than a hundred articles in professional journals, as well as several books, including the recently released Rethinking Bank Regulation: Till Angels Govern, which he wrote with Gerard Caprio Jr. and Ross Levine. Barth earned a Ph.D. in economics at Ohio State University.


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