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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Staff

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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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...

Richard Cordray: Watchdog

Apr 14, 2020 0:55:23

An online conversation between Richard Cordray and Dean Michael S. Barr on Cordray's distinguished career and his new book, Watchdog: How Protecting Consumers Can Save Our Families, Our Economy, and Our Democracy.

Adrienne Harris: The Promise of FinTech

Nov 25, 2019 0:22:00

FinTech Challenge Pitch Event - Featuring Prof. Adrienne Harris, Senior Research Fellow, Center on Finance, Law & Policy, on "The Promise of FinTech"