Ross Levine

 

 


Ross Levine is the James and Merryl Tisch Professor of Economics at Brown University, Director of the William R. Rhodes Center for International Economics and Finance, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

 

Ross Levine received his Ph.D. in economics from UCLA in 1987.  After working at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for three years, Dr. Levine moved to the World Bank, where he managed research and operational programs. Since moving to academia, Professor Levine has consulted regularly with the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Federal Reserve Banks, the Bank for International Settlements, and several central banks around the world.

Dr. Levine had published over 100 articles and he is among the ten most cited scholars in economics and business. Professor Levine’s work focuses on the linkages between financial sector policies, the operation of financial systems, and the functioning of the economy.  His book, “Rethinking Bank Regulation: Till Angels Govern,” challenges common approaches to the regulation of banks. His forthcoming book with James Barth and Gerard Caprio, “Guardians of Finance: Making them Work for Us,” will be published in the fall of 2011 by MIT Press.