SAFE Policy Lecture: Douglas Elliott
A US Perspective on Current Financial Stability Reforms
Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution
In his lecture, Douglas Elliott will highlight the considerable progress that has already been made on financial reforms, despite the complex and frustrating nature of the process. In addition, he will argue against the more radical reforms that have been proposed, such as breaking up the largest US banks, which he believes would do economic damage.
Douglas Elliott focuses his analyses primarily on the financial sector and its regulation in the US and globally. He has also written extensively on the Euro Crisis and on Banking Union. Prior to joining Brookings 5 years ago, he was a financial institutions investment banker for two decades, principally at J.P. Morgan. Mr. Elliott has testified often before the US Congress and is frequently cited in the major US and international media. He graduated from Harvard College in Sociology in 1981 and in 1984 from Duke University with an M.A. in Computer Science.