Peter Conti-Brown is an assistant professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Nonresident Fellow in Economics Studies at The Brookings Institution, where he is affiliated with the Hutchins Center for Fiscal and Monetary Policy and the Center on Regulation and Markets. 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 many articles on central banking, financial regulation, and bank corporate governance in academic journals and in the popular press. He received a law degree from Stanford Law School and a PhD in history from Princeton. He is currently at work on two books: The Banker's Thumb: A History of Bank Supervision in America (co-authored with Sean Vanatta, under contract with Harvard University Press) and The Federal Reserve: An American History (under contract with Norton/Liveright).