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Frank Partnoy

Frank Partnoy

Professor Frank Partnoy is the George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance and the Director of the Center on Corporate and Securities Law at the University of San Diego. He is one of the world’s leading experts on the complexities of modern finance and financial market regulation. He worked as a derivatives structurer at […]

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Randall Dodd

Randall Dodd

Randall Dodd founded and served as the Director for the Financial Policy Forum in Washington, DC. The Financial Policy Forum was created to improve the public policy debate over financial and economic policy by conducting research into financial markets, their impact on the economy and the proper level of regulation and taxation of those markets. […]

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Nomi Prins

Nomi Prins

Nomi Prins is an independent journalist, author and speaker. Her latest book is a dramatic historical novel about the 1929 crash, Black Tuesday. Her last book was It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bonuses, Bailouts, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street (Wiley, September, 2009/October 2010). She is the author of Other People’s Money: […]

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Michael Greenberger

Michael Greenberger

Michael Greenberger is professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where he teaches a course entitled “Futures, Options and Derivatives.” Professor Greenberger has served as the Technical Advisor to the United Nations Commission of Experts on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System; and as a member of the […]

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Eileen Appelbaum

Eileen Appelbaum

Dr. Eileen Appelbaum joined the Center for Economic Policy and Research in 2010 after eight years as Professor in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. Her research focuses on implications of company practices for organizational effectiveness and employee outcomes. Her current research examines the effects of private equity ownership on managerial […]

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Noah Matson

Noah Matson

Noah directs Defenders’ effort to create and implement policies and strategies to safeguard wildlife and habitat from the impacts of global warming. Working with a team of scientists, policy experts, attorneys, and communications specialists, Noah is developing climate change adaptation strategies for land and wildlife managers, and is working to influence climate change adaptation policies […]

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Erika L. Wood

Erika L. Wood

Erika L. Wood is an Associate Professor of Law at New York Law School. Prior to joining the NYLS faculty, Professor Wood was the Deputy Director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, where she designed and launched major reform campaigns around the country and provided legal counsel and strategic guidance to […]

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Penda D. Hair

A staunch advocate of civil rights, Penda Hair has spent the last 25 years defending the rights of those unjustly discriminated against. Former director of the Washington, DC, office of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Hair co-founded Advancement Project to serve as an innovative racial justice organization that would strengthen grassroots efforts to […]

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John C. Bonifaz

John C. Bonifaz

John Bonifaz is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Free Speech for People, a national, non-partisan campaign that works to challenge the misuse of corporate power and restore republican democracy to the people.  Free Speech For People catalyzes and advances the movement to amend the U.S. Constitution to overturn Citizens United, Buckley v. Valeo, and […]

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Tamara Draut

Tamara Draut

As Vice President of Policy and Programs, Tamara Draut oversees the development and strategic direction of the organization’s core programs and communications, working closely with the President to expand Demos’ impact, influence and capacity. Previously, she served for seven years as the Director of the Economic Opportunity Program at Demos. She is the author of Strapped: […]

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Mark Alexander
Mark C. Alexander

Mark C. Alexander

Mark Alexander is a law professor at Seton Hall University, specializing in Constitutional Law and the intersection of Law and Politics. Professor Alexander writes and teaches in the areas of Constitutional Law, Law & Politics, Criminal Procedure, and The First Amendment. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of law, politics and government and on free […]

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Michael J. Malbin

Michael J. Malbin

Michael J. Malbin is a co-founder and Executive Director of the Campaign Finance Institute, (CFI), a nonpartisan research institute in Washington DC.  He is also a Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, State University of New York. One of the country’s leading scholars of money and politics, Malbin has been writing and speaking […]

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Brooksley Born

Brooksley Born

Ms. Born received her law degree from Stanford Law School where she was President of the Stanford Law Review and received the Outstanding Senior Award. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter LLP, she was a law clerk to Judge Henry W. Edgerton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Brooksley […]

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Andrew Gelman
Andrew Gelman

Andrew Gelman

Andrew Gelman is a professor of statistics and political science and director of the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University. He has received the Outstanding Statistical Application award from the American Statistical Association, the award for best article published in the American Political Science Review, and the Council of Presidents of Statistical Societies award for outstanding contributions by a person under […]

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