Peter Conti-Brown,

Ph.D., J.D.

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

Peter Conti-Brown, assistant professor, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, is a financial historian and legal scholar who studies central banking, financial regulation, and public finance, with a focus on the history and policies of the U.S. Federal Reserve system. The author of The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve, editor of When States Go Broke: Origins, Context, and Solutions for the American States in Fiscal Crisis, and editor of the Research Handbook on Central Banking, Professor Conti-Brown has been quoted by numerous media outlets. He has also testified before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on reforming the Federal Reserve and is a term member of the Council of Foreign Relations. He earned an A.B., Harvard College, Ph.D., Princeton University, and J.D., Stanford Law School.