Press Release: Financial Services Forum Announces Dr. Sean Campbell as Executive Vice President, Director of Policy Research

16 Apr 2018


CONTACT: Barbara Hagenbaugh, (202) 457-8783

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Financial Services Forum (Forum) today announced that economist Dr. Sean Campbell will direct policy research at the organization.  Dr. Campbell comes to the Forum from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, where he has led economic analysis of bank regulatory policy and conducted extensive research on the links between financial markets and the macroeconomy.

In his role as Executive Vice President, Director of Policy Research, Dr. Campbell will lead the Forum’s empirical analysis of the financial sector and study the implications of regulatory policies for the banking industry and the economy.

“The Forum banks help propel the economy by serving consumers, businesses of all sizes, and investors,” Financial Services Forum Chairman and Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said.  “Dr. Campbell has the experience and expertise to help the Forum meet its objectives.”

Financial Services Forum CEO and President Kevin Fromer said: “Sean will serve an integral role at the Forum as we work to promote policies that support the important role that the nation’s largest banks play in our economy.  We are fortunate to have someone of Sean’s experience, energy, and intellect join the team.”

Dr. Campbell has worked at the Federal Reserve Board for nearly 14 years.  Most recently, he has served as an Associate Director in the Division of Supervision and Regulation.  In that role, he has led the development of near-term policy initiatives, overseen the division’s study of long-term approaches for regulatory policy and design, and directed cost-benefit analysis of rulemakings.

Prior to his role in supervision and regulation, Dr. Campbell worked in the Federal Reserve Board’s Division of Research and Statistics, where his research focused on risk management, financial markets, and empirical macroeconomics.  Dr. Campbell has also served as an adjunct professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, where he has taught masters courses in econometrics.  He began his career as an assistant professor of economics at Brown University.

His research has been widely published, including in the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics and the Review of Financial Studies.  He has been invited to deliver presentations on his work and has served as a panelist at a number of conferences and symposiums.

Dr. Campbell has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in economics from the University of Massachusetts, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

Dr. Campbell will join the Forum on April 30.


About the Financial Services Forum

The Financial Services Forum is a nonpartisan economic policy and advocacy organization comprised of the CEOs of the eight largest and most diversified banking organizations headquartered in the United States. The Forum pursues policies that encourage savings and investment, support deep and liquid capital markets, promote a competitive global marketplace, and ensure people everywhere have the opportunity to participate fully and productively in the 21st-century global economy.