Departments and Research Centers

Center on Finance, Law & Policy

The Center on Finance, Law & Policy at the University of Michigan is an interdisciplinary research center that draws together faculty and students from more than a dozen of Michigan's nineteen schools and colleges to work on a broad range of research projects focused on creating a financial s

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Christie A. Baer

Assistant Executive Director, Center on Finance, Law & Policy
Christie Ayotte Baer is the Assistant Executive Director for the University of Michigan's Center on Finance, Law and Policy. In that capacity, she also serves as program director for the Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project, an…
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

Day 3 Keynote - Her Excellency Chea Serey

Nov 18, 2020 0:17:20

The National Bank of Cambodia is innovating fast. In this keynote address, Her Excellency Chea Serey describes the evolving role of the central bank in currency, data, cybersecurity, and supervision.

Could Central Bank Digital Currencies Transform the Economy?

Nov 18, 2020 0:59:01

Chris Brummer of Georgetown Law School takes a deep dive on CBDCs with former CFTC Commissioner Chris Giancarlo, economist Dr. Lisa Cook from Michigan State University, Morgan Ricks of Vanderbilt Law School, and Bejoy Das Gupta of eCurrency.

Keynote Address - Timothy G. Massad

Nov 24, 2020 0:24:37

Timothy Massad, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and former Chairman of the CFTC, kicks off Day 2 of the 2020 Central Bank of the Future Conference.

Introduction to Central Bank Digital Currency

Nov 24, 2020 0:16:21

Daniel Gorfine of the Digital Dollar Project offers an easy-to-follow primer on the basics of central bank digital currencies at the 2020 Central bank of the Future Conference.