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 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 on the linkages among financial sector policies, the operation of financial systems, and the functioning of economies. 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 risk-taking, with deleterious effects on productivity growth and living standards. Levine has published more than one hundred scholarly articles and advises governments, central banks, and multilateral organizations.