Alex J. Pollock

Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Alex Pollock joined AEI in 2004 after thirty-five years in banking. He was president and chief executive officer of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago from 1991 to 2004. He is the author of numerous articles on financial systems and the organizer of the “Deflating Bubble” series of AEI conferences. In 2007, he developed a one-page mortgage form to help borrowers understand their mortgage obligations. At AEI, he focuses on financial policy issues, including housing finance, government-sponsored enterprises, retirement finance, corporate governance, accounting standards, and the banking system. He is a director of the CME Group, the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation, the International Union for Housing Finance, and the chairman of the board of the Great Books Foundation.


Education

  • M.P.A., international relations, Princeton University
  • M.A., philosophy, University of Chicago
  • B.A., Williams College

Publications

Shareholder Value Theory: Myth or Motivator? - Event Video
Faculty Division and the American Enterprise Institute
May 3, 2013
Risk Retention on Mortgages: Boon or Costly Mistake? - Podcast
Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Podcast
July 31, 2012
The "Startup Expansion and Investment Act," HR 2941
New Federal Initiatives Project
November 3, 2011
Reprivatizing Credit Risk: Where Do We Go From Here? - Event Audio/Video
The Financial Services Bailout
March 19, 2009