Alex J. Pollock

Alex J. Pollock

Distinguished Senior Fellow, Finance, Insurance & Trade, R Street Institute

Alex J. Pollock provides 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 serves as a director of the CME Group, a director of Ascendium Education Group, a director and past-chairman of the Great Books Foundation, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Heller College of Business at Roosevelt University. He was 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 received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Williams College, a master’s in philosophy from the University of Chicago and a master’s of public administration in international affairs from Princeton University.

2019 National Lawyers Convention


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LIBOR – Will a $200 Trillion Global Benchmark Disappear – or Not?

LIBOR – Will a $200 Trillion Global Benchmark Disappear – or Not?

Financial Services Practice Groups and Regulatory Transparency Project Teleforum

LIBOR is a hugely important interest rate benchmark, used globally and embedded in over $200...