Treasury's Barr Joins Filene Research

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MADISON, Wis.-Michael Barr, the former Assistant Secretary at Treasury who helped implement the Troubled Asset Relief Program, and helped draft the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, was named a research fellow last week by the Filene Research Institute.

Barr left Treasury in 2010, and currently teaches financial regulation and international finance at the University of Michigan. Before leaving Treasury he was one of the leading candidates to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He is deeply knowledgeable about credit union issues, having worked on the corporate credit union bailout and its 2009 enabling legislation.

"Attracting Professor Barr is a testament to both the value and the potential of credit unions in today's marketplace," says Mark Meyer, CEO of the Filene Institute.

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