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Glenn Yago

Franklin Allen is Nippon Life Professor of Finance and Professor of Economics at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he has been on the faculty since 1980. A current co-director of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center, he was formerly vice dean and director of Wharton Doctoral Programs as well as executive editor of the Review of Financial Studies, one of the nation’s leading academic finance journals. Allen is a past president of the American Finance Association, the Western Finance Association, the Society for Financial Studies, and the Financial Intermediation Research Society. Allen has co-authored three editions of the leading textbook Principles of Corporate Finance. He holds a doctorate from Oxford. Glenn Yago is Senior Fellow/Senior Director at the Milken Institute and its Israel Center. As visiting professor at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he directs the Koret-Milken Institute Fellows program. Yago founded the Institute’s Financial Innovations Labs®, which focus on the innovative use of finance to solve long-standing economic development, social, and environmental challenges. His research and demonstration projects have contributed to policy innovations fostering the democratization of capital to traditionally underserved markets and entrepreneurs in the US and worldwide. James R. Barth is Lowder Eminent Scholar in Finance at Auburn University and a Senior Finance Fellow at the Milken Institute. His research focuses on financial institutions and capital markets, both domestic and global, with special emphasis on regulatory issues. He led an international team advising the People’s Bank of China on banking reform, and traveled to China, India, Russia, and Egypt to lecture on finance for the U.S. State Department. He has been a visiting scholar at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the World Bank, and has testified before the U.S. House and Senate banking committees on several occasions. His most recent book is Guardians of Finance: Making Regulators Work for Us.