James _Bothwell

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Washington, DC

(703) 851-5353

James Bothwell

President and Founder, Bothwell Financial Market and Regulatory Strategies LLC

James Bothwell is the President and Founder of Bothwell Financial Market and Regulatory Strategies LLC. From 2009 – 2011, Bothwell was a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council at Financial Accounting Standards Boards. Between 1997-2002, Bothwell served as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at Federal Housing Finance Board. Bothwell served as Chief Economist and Director of Financial Institutions & Markets Issues at U.S. General Accounting Office for 20 years, from 1977-1997. Bothwell completed both his bachelor and doctorate degrees in Economics at the University of California Berkeley.


• Member, Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council, Financial Accounting Standards Board, 2009 – 2011
• Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Federal Housing Finance Board, 1997-2002
• Chief Economist & Director, Financial Institutions & Markets Issues, U.S. General Accounting Office, 1977-1997
• Visiting Professor, Duke University, 1980-1981
• Visiting Professor, Tufts University, 1975-1977


Ph.D., Economics, University of California Berkeley
B.A., Economics, University of California Berkeley

Additional Issues: Economic Analysis, Financial Regulation, Financial Derivatives and Regulation, International and Domestic Accounting Standards, International Financial Market Development, Mortgage Finance.

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