I became committed to advocacy after the financial crisis of 2008, when I observed false and misleading claims prevailing over the public interest in the debate on financial regulations. I seek to expose the forces that can lead to financial crises, corporate scandals and the loss of trust in experts and institutions.
My areas of expertise are corporate governance and political economy, including corporate purpose, misconduct and compliance issues, disclosures, accountability, the role of investors and boards, regulations and capture, and corruption, particularly as they apply to the financial system, financial markets, banking and financial institutions and financial regulations. The Corporations and Society Initiative I started engages in rethinking corporations and capitalism.
This page provides links and materials related to my advocacy efforts divided to five types briefly explained below.
Policy Papers and Presentations
I engage with policymakers, experts, and others by writing policy papers, participating in advisory committees, providing testimonies and comments, giving presentations and organizing events.
Opinion pieces are important especially where misunderstandings can harm. I wrote many short pieces between 2010 and 2014. I currently focus more on longer writings and other forms of advocacy.
Advocacy by Type
- How Business Schools Can Help Restore Trust in Capitalism, Harvard Business Review | September 3, 2019
- “Towards a Better Financial System”, EconFIP, January 5, 2019.
- Taking on the Banks: A Conversation with Anat Admati, John Cassidy, The New Yorker, May 5, 2015
- 100 Most Influential People, Rana Foroohar, Time Magazine, April 23, 2014
- Tedx Stanford, May 20, 2014
- When She Talks, Banks Shudder, Binyamin Appelbaum, New York Times, August 10, 2014