Thursday, April 18, 2024

147 Peter J. Wallison
Co Director - American Enterprise Institute

Peter J. Wallison is one of the most influential and published analysts of Wall Street's crisis, serving as one of the most cited members of the US Congress' Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, currently sitting.

Wallison holds the Arthur F. Burns Chair in Financial Market Studies and is co-director of American Enterprise Institute's ('AEI') program on financial market deregulation. Prior to joining AEI, he practiced banking, corporate, and financial law at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C., and New York.

Wallison has held a number of government positions. From June 1981 to January 1985, he was general counsel of the United States Treasury Department, where he had a significant role in the development of the Reagan administration's proposals for deregulation in the financial services industry, served as general counsel to the Depository Institutions Deregulation Committee, and participated in the Treasury Department's efforts to deal with the debt held by less-developed countries.

During 1986 and 1987, he was White House counsel to President Ronald Reagan.

Between 1972 and 1976, he served first as special assistant to New York's Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller and, subsequently, as counsel to Rockefeller when he was vice president of the United States.