Dec. 11, 2015: Richard Berner, Office of Financial Research, U.S. Treasury

December 23, 2015

What are the threats to financial stability?  Where are the information gaps?  How does one build tools to manage financial stability?

Prior to his confirmation as Director of the Office of Financial Research, Richard Berner served as Counselor to the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury with responsibility for setting up the Office of Financial Research.  Before joining the Treasury in April 2011, he was Co-Head of Global Economics at Morgan Stanley.  Mr. Berner previously served as Chief Economist at Mellon Bank and as a member of Mellon's Senior Management Committee. He served as a Senior Economist for Morgan Stanley, Salomon Brothers, and Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, and as Director of the Washington, D.C., office of Wharton Econometrics.  For seven years, he worked on the research staff of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington. Mr. Berner has also been an adjunct professor of economics at Carnegie-Mellon University and George Washington University.

Mr. Berner has been a member of the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He received his bachelor's degree from Harvard College and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.