Alex J. Pollock

Alex J. Pollock

Distinguished Senior Fellow, R. Street Institute

Alex J. Pollock is a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the R. Street Institute and he formerly served as the Principal Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Financial Research.

Prior to joining the Department of Treasury, Pollock was a Resident Distinguished Senior Fellow at the R Street Institute. In that capacity, he provided thought and policy leadership on financial issues, including the understanding of financial systems, cycles of boom and bust, financial crises, risk and uncertainty, central banking and the politics of finance.

Alex joined R Street from the American Enterprise Institute, where he was a resident fellow. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago.

Pollock also served as a director of the CME Group, a director of Ascendium Education Group, and serves as a director and past-chairman of the Great Books Foundation. He is a past president of the International Union for Housing Finance.

He is the author of Boom and Bust: Financial Cycles and Human Prosperity (2011) and Finance and Philosophy: Why We’re Always Surprised (2018).

Alex is a graduate of Williams College, the University of Chicago, and Princeton University. 


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