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Robin Lumsdaine
Senior Fellow / International Finance

Robin Lumsdaine is the Crown Prince of Bahrain Professor of International Finance at American University’s Kogod School of Business and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She was previously an Associate Director and Head of the Quantitative Risk Management Group in the Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. During that time, she represented the Board in numerous interagency and international negotiations related to Basel II and led the Fed’s efforts on the summary report of the Fourth Quantitative Impact Study (QIS4). She was also the Board’s representative to the Basel Committee on Bank Supervision’s Risk Management and Modeling Group.

Before joining the Board, Professor Lumsdaine was a Director in the Global Markets Research division of Deutsche Bank where she held a number of positions, including Global Inflation-Linked Bond Strategist, Head of Quantitative Flow Research, and Global Econometric Strategist. She has also served as Professor of Economics at Brown University, Senior Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, and Assistant Professor of Economics at Princeton University.

Lumsdaine’s expertise includes a variety of topics affecting global financial markets, including the recent financial crisis, risk management, banking and capital regulations, sovereign debt, population aging and healthcare. She has published in numerous academic journals including Econometrica, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Economic Studies.

Professor Lumsdaine holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and a Sc.B. in mathematics from Brown University.


Advisory Board

Randal K. Quarles

William R. Rhodes

Eduardo Aninat, Ph.D.

Sheila Bair

Senator Bill Bradley

Joyce Chang

M. Shafik Gabr

Charles Goodhart, CBE, FBA

Henry Kaufman, Ph.D.

Barbara G. Novick

Guillermo Ortiz, Ph.D.

Richard L. Sandor, Ph.D., Dr. Sc.h.c.

Myron S. Scholes, Ph.D.

The Honorable Carole L. Brookins (2010-20)

Judge Richard A. Posner (2010-20)


Sheila Bair
Advisory Board Member and Senior Fellow

William A. Barnett
Director / Advances in Monetary and Financial Measurement

David Beers
Senior Fellow / Sovereign Risk Analysis and Policy

Bradley J. Bondi
Senior Fellow / Legal Studies

Kevin R. Brock
Senior Fellow / Cybersecurity Strategy

Alvin Chua
Senior Advisor

Stephen Dizard
Special Counselor

John D. Feldmann
Senior Fellow

Kate Flanagan
Senior Fellow / Consumer Finance

Peter Flocos, Esq. (Trustee)
Managing Director, Policy and Regulation

Patricia Wilson Fridley
Senior Advisor

Diane B. Glossman
Senior Fellow / Financial Institutions

Lawrence Goodman
President and Founder

Steve H. Hanke
Special Counselor

Steven Lofchie
Senior Fellow / Legal Studies

Robin L. Lumsdaine
Senior Fellow / International Finance

Jack Malvey
Special Counselor

David X Martin
Special Counselor

Ryan Scott Mattson
Research Associate

Nicholas Sargen
Senior Fellow / Global Markets and Investment Management

Charles Schott
Senior Advisor

Kurt Schuler
Senior Fellow / Financial History

Liting Su
Research Associate

Jeff van den Noort
Chief Technology Officer

Yubo Wang
Senior Fellow / Financial Markets