Peter Conti-Brown

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania
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Peter Conti-Brown is an assistant professor of legal studies and business ethics at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. A financial historian and a legal scholar, Conti-Brown studies central banking, financial regulation, and public finance, with a particular focus on the history and policies of the US Federal Reserve System. He is author of the book The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve (Princeton University Press 2016), the editor of two other books, and author or co-author of a dozen articles on central banking, financial regulation, and bank corporate governance. He has been widely quoted in print and online media on central banking and has testified before the US Senate Banking Committee on reforming the Federal Reserve. He holds degrees from Harvard College, Stanford Law School, and Princeton University’s Department of History. He is currently at work on a single-volume, comprehensive history of the US Federal Reserve.

Education

PhD, Princeton University (History, subfields in financial and political history)

JD, Stanford Law School

AB, Harvard College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

Twitter – @PeterContiBrown

Past Appearances

Knowledge@Wharton: April 2, 2019

Host Dan Loney is joined by Sean Keegan (Director, CCC Accessibility Center), Amrou Ibrahim (Associate Director for Assistive Technology, University of Pennsylvania), Yair Listokin (Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law, Yale Law School), Már Wolfgang Mixa (Assistant Professor, Reykjavík University), Thorolfur Matthiasson (Professor, University of Iceland), Alex Craig (Assistant Professor, University of Arizona), Kerry Tan (Associate Professor of Economics, Loyola University, Maryland), Iain Boyd (James E Knott Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Faculty Director of Government Relations, University of Michigan), Peter Conti-Brown (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania), and Lex Frieden (Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) on the Tuesday, April 2, 2019 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Knowledge@Wharton: February 4, 2019

Host Dan Loney is joined by Patti Williams (Associate Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School), Ivan Seidenberg (Former Chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications; Board of Directors, Verizon Communications; Blackrock), Lisa George (Associate Professor of Economics, Hunter College & The Graduate Center, City University of New York), Rodney Ramcharan (Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California), Dan Kennedy (Associate Professor of Journalism; Contributor to WGBH News, Northeastern University), Peter Conti-Brown (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania), and Americus Reed (Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School) on the Monday, February 4, 2019 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Monday, February 4, 2019

Knowledge@Wharton: November 29, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Daniel Rader (Seymour Gray Professor of Molecular Medicine and chair of the department of Genetics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania), Kelly Ormond (Professor, Dept of Genetics and Co-Director, MS Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling, Stanford University School of Medicine), Skip Rosoff (Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies and Business Ethics; Host of Business Radio’s Business of Health Care, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), Katherine Hempstead (Senior Advisor, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), Todd Rose (Director of the Mind, Brain, and Education Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education), Peter Conti-Brown (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania), Lisa Cook Ph.D. (Associate Professor Economics and International Relations, Michigan State Univerisity), Robert Field (Professor of Law and Public Health; Lecturer in Health Care Management at Wharton, Drexel University’s Kline School of Law and Dornsife School of Public Health), and Arthur Leonard Caplan PhD (Director of the Division of Medical Ethics; former University of Pennsylvania Bioethicist, NYU Langone Medical Center) on the Thursday, November 29, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018

Knowledge@Wharton: September 27, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by John Chambers (Founder and CEO; Chairman Emeritus of Cisco Systems, JC2 Ventures), Matt Gold (Adjunct Professor of Law; former Deputy Assistant US Trade Representative for North America, Fordham University School of Law), Christopher Sands (Senior Research Professor; Director of the Center for Canadian Studies, Johns Hopkins University), Peter Conti-Brown (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania), Sebastian Mallaby (Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics; Author of More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite, The Council of Foreign Relations), and John Paul MacDuffie (Professor of Management; Director of the Program on Vehicle and Mobility Innovation (PVMI), the Wharton School; Wharton’s Mack Institute for Innovation Management) on the Thursday, September 27, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Knowledge@Wharton: September 11, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Thorvaldur Gylfason (Professor of Economics, University of Iceland), Benjamin Keys (Assistant Professor, Department of Real Estate; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, The Wharton School), Erik Jones (Director of European and Uraisan Studies; Professor of European Studies and International Political Economy, Johns Hopkins University), Philip Nichols (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), Peter Conti-Brown (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania), David Zaring (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton), Susan Wachter, and Joao Gomes (Professor of Finance, The Wharton School) on the Tuesday, September 11, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: June 28, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Shane Snow (Author), Michael Moore (Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Elliot School Institute for International Economic Policy, George Washington University), Jesse Suh (Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychologist, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania), Mary Lovely (Professor of Economics, Syracuse University), John Carreyrou (Investigative Reporter, The Wall Street Journal), Ian Bogost (Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies, Professor of Interactive Computing; Game Designer; Author), and Peter Conti-Brown (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania) on the Thursday, June 28, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Business of Health Care: June 26, 2018

Host John Barkett is joined by Etienne Fontan (Director; Vice President, Berkeley Patients Group), Aaron Smith (Co-Founder and Executive Director, National Cannabis Industry Association), and Peter Conti-Brown (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania) on the Tuesday, June 26, 2018 edition of The Business of Health Care.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: April 26, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Etan Green (Assistant Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, The Wharton School), Ashton Anderson (Assistant Professor of Computer Science, University of Toronto), Ryan Howard (Partner; Former Philadelphia Phillies Player, SeventySix Capital), Divya Shah (Assistant Professor Of Clinical Obstetrics And Gynecology, Penn’s Perelman School Of Medicine), Nicole Ellis (On-air reporter; documentary filmmaker, The Washington Post), Holly Fernandez Lynch (John Russell Dickson, MD Presidential Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics; Assistant Faculty Director of Online Education, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania), Angela Duckworth (Professor of Psychology; Author of “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance”, University of Pennsylvania), Wayne Kimmel (Managing Partner, SeventySix Capital), Peter Conti-Brown (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania), and Katherine Milkman (Associate Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, The Wharton School) on the Thursday, April 26, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: April 10, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Cris Beam (Assistant Professor; Author – I Feel You: The Surprising Power of Extreme Empathy, William Paterson University), Mark Eaton (Former NBA basketball player (Utah Jazz All-Star); Author – The Four Commitments of a Winning Team), Dan Berger (Partner, Curran & Berger), Peter Conti-Brown (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania), Lisa Cook Ph.D. (Associate Professor Economics and International Relations, Michigan State Univerisity), and Sarah Paoletti (Practice Professor, Penn Law) on the Tuesday, April 10, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: March 1, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Catherine MacLean (Associate Professor, Temple University), Evan Anderson (Senior Lecturer, Senior Fellow, UPenn School of Nursing, Center for Public Health Initiatives), Nicole Forrester (Assistant Professor in the Sport Media Program, RTA School of Media, Ryerson University Toronto), Daniel Coyle (Author; Author of “The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups”), Peter Conti-Brown (Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania), and Andrew Brandt (Director of the Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law; ESPN NFL Business Analyst; Podcast host of “The Business of Sports with Andrew Brandt”, Villanova University) on the Thursday, March 1, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018

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