Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Michael Barr will become a Filene Research Fellow to conduct research on financial services issues in conjunction with the Filene Research Institute.
Barr, a professor of law at the University of Michigan, was the one of the key architects of the financial regulation overhaul bill that passed Congress last year. He did that work while spending two years as assistant treasury secretary for financial institutions.
"Attracting Professor Barr is a testament to both the value and the potential of credit unions in today's marketplace," said Mark Meyer, CEO of the Filene Research Institute. "His academic work and his intimate knowledge of the currents of financial regulation will help Filene continue to publish essential research and experiment with new, innovative models to deliver consumer financial services."
Barr teaches courses on financial regulation and international finance and has published several books on these subjects.
Barr earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Yale University and a master's degree from Oxford University while a Rhodes Scholar.