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Peter J. Wallison
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Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies
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A codirector of AEI�s program on financial markets deregulation, Wallison studies banking, insurance, and Wall Street regulation. As general counsel of the U.S. Treasury department, he had a significant role in the development of the Reagan administration�s proposals for the deregulation of the financial services industry. He was also general counsel of the Depository Institutions Deregulation Committee and later served as White House counsel to President Ronald Reagan. His latest book is Competitive Equity: A Better Way to Organize Mutual Funds (AEI Press, 2007).

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Professional Experience
-Member, Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 2007-present
-Member, Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, 1991-present
-Partner, Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher, 1985-1986, 1987-1998
-Counsel to President Ronald Reagan, 1986-1987
-General Counsel of the U.S. Treasury Department, 1981-1985
-Partner, Roger & Wells, 1977-1981
-Special assistant to Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller and counsel during his Vice Presidency, 1972-1976

LL.B., Harvard Law School
B.A., Harvard College

Articles and Short Publications
Playing Politics with Financial Security
For Financial Regulation, the Era of Big Government Really Is Over
Let's Declare a Truce in the Culture War
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Competitive Equity
Privatizing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks
Financial Privacy, Consumer Prosperity, and the Public Good
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How Do Mutual Funds Vote Their Proxies?
The Future of Insurance Regulation
Has the Effect of Foreclosures on Housing Prices Been Overstated?
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Speaking Engagements
The Regulatory Threat in Washington Takes a New Turn
Keynote Address at International XBRL Conference
The Right Policy for Industrial Loan Companies
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Related Links
The Housing GSEs
Research Areas
Banking and financial services
Financial markets
GSEs (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac)
Research Projects
Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee
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Contact Information
Peter J. Wallison
American Enterprise Institute
 1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20036
Phone: 202-862-5864
Assistant: 202-419-5212
Fax: 202-862-4875
E-mail: Pwallison@aei.org
Latest Book
Competitive Equity
This book recommends the creation of a new, alternative legal structure for collective investment, the "managed investment trust."  [Read More]