Member of Hoover IP² Working Group Steering Committee

Ross Levine is the Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; and a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the European Systemic Risk Board. His work focuses how financial sector policies and the operation of financial systems shape economic growth, entrepreneurship, and economic prosperity more generally. His two most recent books, Rethinking Bank Regulation: Till Angels Govern and Guardians of Finance: Making Regulators Work for Us, stress that regulatory policies often stymie competition and encourage excessive risk-taking, with deleterious effects on productivity growth and living standards. Levine advises governments, central banks, regulatory agencies, and multilateral organizations.

Updated September 12, 2017