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Peter Conti-Brown
Academic Fellow, Rock Center for Corporate Governance


Peter Conti-Brown is an Academic Fellow (nonresident) at Stanford Law School’s Rock Center for Corporate Governance and a PhD Candidate in history at Princeton University, where he focuses on financial history. Conti-Brown’s research and writing focus on central banking and public finance, with a particular focus on the legal and institutional context of the Federal Reserve System. His articles have appeared in the StanfordUCLA, and Washington University Law Reviews, among other journals. He is also the editor, with David Skeel, of the book When States Go Broke: Origins, Context, and Solutions for the American States in Fiscal Crisis, published by Cambridge University Press, and author of the book The Structure of Federal Reserve Independence, forthcoming from Princeton University Press. He has been quoted in print and online articles published by NPR, Reuters, The Economist, and The New York Times, and appeared on C-SPAN. 

Conti-Brown graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and Stanford Law School, and clerked for the Hon. Stephen F. Williams on the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and the Hon. Gerard E. Lynch on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.