Economist: Robert E. Litan

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Robert E. Litan Robert Litan is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he has previously been a Senior Fellow on staff, and Vice President and Director of Economic Studies. His current research focuses on federal regulation, entrepreneurship, and a broad range of economic policy subjects.

Litan is also a practicing attorney, as a partner with the law firm of Korein, Tillery, based in St. Louis and Chicago. He previously was a partner, Of counsel and associate with two Washington, D.C. law firms, and served during the first term of the Clinton Administration as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department, where he oversaw civil non-merger litigation and the Department’s positions on regulatory matters, primarily in telecommunications. Continue reading “Economist: Robert E. Litan”

Author: John D. Finnerty

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John D. Finnerty  John D. Finnerty is Professor of Finance and the founding Director of the MS in Quantitative Finance Program at Fordham University. He was awarded early tenure in 1991 and received the Gladys and Henry Crown Award for Faculty Excellence in 1997. He served as the Director of the MS in Quantitative Finance Program from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Finnerty is also Managing Principal of Finnerty Economic Consulting, LLC, which is based in New York. His areas of specialization include business and securities valuation, solvency analysis, derivatives instruments, and calculation of damages.

Dr. Finnerty has published fourteen books and more than 90 articles and professional papers. His writings and teaching have focused on the analysis and valuation of fixed income securities, complex derivative products, mortgage-backed securities, and asset-backed securities. His most recent books include Corporate Financial Management, 4th edition, just published by Wohl Publishing, Project Financing: Asset-Based Financial Engineering, 2nd edition, published by Wiley, and Debt Management, published by Harvard Business School Press. Continue reading “Author: John D. Finnerty”

Author: Noah Feldman

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Noah R. Feldman  (born May 22, 1970) is an American academic, author, columnist, public intellectual, and host of the podcast Deep Background. He is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and chairman of the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. His work is devoted to constitutional law, with an emphasis on free speech, law & religion, and the history of constitutional ideas.

Feldman grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he attended the Maimonides School. Feldman was raised in an Orthodox Jewish home. Continue reading “Author: Noah Feldman”

Author: Jordan Belfort

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Jordan Ross Belfort  (/ˈbɛlfɔːrt/; born July 9, 1962) is an American author, motivational speaker, former stockbroker, and convicted felon.

In 1999, he pled guilty to fraud and related crimes in connection with stock-market manipulation and running a boiler room as part of a penny-stock scam. Belfort spent 22 months in prison as part of an agreement under which he gave testimony against numerous partners and subordinates in his fraud scheme. Continue reading “Author: Jordan Belfort”