Peter Conti-Brown

Class of 1965 Associate Professor of Financial Regulation The Wharton School
Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School

Peter Conti-Brown is the Class of 1965 Associate Professor of Financial Regulation, and an associate professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. A financial historian and a legal scholar, Professor Conti-Brown studies central banking, financial regulation, and public finance, with a particular focus on the history and policies of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. He is author of the book The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve (Princeton University Press 2016), the editor of two other books, and author or co-author of a dozen articles on central banking, financial regulation, and bank corporate governance. He received a law degree from Stanford Law School and a PhD in history from Princeton. He is currently at work on two books, both forthcoming from Harvard University Press. The first is a history of bank supervision in the United States from the Civil War to Donald Trump (co-authored with Sean Vanatta), the second a comprehensive political and institutional history of the U.S. Federal Reserve.