Public Policy & Financial Economics: Essays in Honor of Professor George G Kaufman for His Lifelong Contributions to the Profession

Authors : Douglas D Evanoff (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, USA), A G Malliaris (Loyola University Chicago, USA), George Kaufman (formerly Loyola University Chicago, USA)

Publisher : World Scientific

ISBN : 978-981-3229-54-9

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"The central goal of this volume was to assemble outstanding scholars and policymakers in the field of financial markets and institutions and have them articulate significant market developments in their particular areas of expertise during the past few decades.

Not just a celebratory volume, Public Policy and Financial Economics selected internationally recognized financial economists who have worked with Professor Kaufman during his years of scholarly research, and have a combined mastery of specialized financial markets themes and, very importantly, knowledge of public policies in the areas. All 15 chapters offer unique, innovative, and exciting expositions of several critical topics in financial economics."
"Douglas D Evanoff is vice president and senior research advisor for banking and financial institutions at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He serves as an advisor to senior management of the Federal Reserve System on regulatory issues and chairs the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's ""International Banking Conference.' His current research interests include financial regulation, consumer credit issues, mortgage markets, bank cost and merger analysis, antitrust analysis, payments system mechanisms and credit accessibility. Prior to joining the Chicago Fed, Evanoff was a lecturer in finance at Southern Illinois University and assistant professor at St. Cloud State University. He currently is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Business at DePaul University and is associate editor of the Journal of Economics and Business, the Journal of Applied Banking and Finance and the Global Finance Journal. He is also an institutional director on the board of the Midwest Finance Association. His research has been published in academic journals including the American Economic Review; Journal of Financial Economics; Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; Journal of Financial Services Research; and the Journal of Banking and Finance, among others. He has also published chapters in numerous books, articles in practitioner journals, and has edited a number of books addressing issues associated with financial institutions: most recently, New Perspectives on Asset Price Bubbles (Oxford University Press), Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (now publishers) and The Future of Large, Internationally Active Banks (World Scientific Publishing). He holds a PhD in economics from Southern Illinois University.

A G (Tassos) Malliaris joined Loyola University Chicago in 1972 and is currently Professor of Economics and Finance and holds the Walter F Mullady Sr. Chair in Business Administration. He graduated from the Athens School of Economics and Business in 1965 and received his PhD in economics from the University of Oklahoma in 1971. From 1972 to 1978 he did post-graduate studies in mathematics and economics at The University of Chicago and earned a second PhD in applied mathematics. He specializes in financial economics and has contributed in the area of derivatives markets, asset price bubbles and monetary policy. His book on Stochastic Methods in Economics and Finance was the first book to exposit the mathematics used in pricing options and other derivative instruments. This book was translated into Chinese in 2004. He was selected by the Loyola University Chicago Faculty Council as the Outstanding Faculty Member for 2001 and by the Faculty of the School of Business as the Outstanding Researcher for the Year 1999 and a second time for Year 2008. He has served as past President of the North American Economics and Finance Association, the Athenian Policy Forum and the Multinational Finance Society.

George G Kaufman is one of the premier financial economists of his generation who has made significant contributions in several areas of financial research. A non-exhaustive, representative list of his contributions includes topics such as: bank deposit growth, demand and supply of money relationships, monetary policy, bond duration and bond portfolio analysis, municipal bond pricing, Treasury bill auctions, interest rate risk management, mortgage markets, bank runs, financial regulation, too-big-to-fail issues, prompt corrective regulatory action, financial stability and asset price bubbles. Most of his research was driven by his passion to contribute to the design and implementation of appropriate financial policies that promote financial stability and market efficiency. He has contributed over 20 Congressional Testimonies during the past few decades.

At the time of the conference, Professor Kaufman was the John F Smith Professor of Economics and Finance at Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago and a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. From 1959 to 1970, he was at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and after teaching for ten years at the University of Oregon, he returned as a consultant to the Bank in 1981. He has also been a visiting professor at Stanford University, the University of California-Berkeley, and the University of Southern California, as well as a visiting scholar at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. He has also served as the deputy to the assistant secretary for economic policy at the US Department of the Treasury.

He is co-editor of the Journal of Financial Stability; a founding co-editor of the Journal of Financial Services Research; past president of the Western Finance Association, the Midwest Finance Association, the Western Economic Association, and the North American Economics and Finance Association; president-elect of the Western Economic Association; past director of the American Finance Association; and, from its inception, co-chair of the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee. Kaufman holds a PhD in economics from the University of Iowa."
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