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Robert Strand

Senior Economist

Rob Strand
At ABA since 1986, Rob evaluates regulatory and legisla-tive policy and the condition of the banking industry and overall economy. He runs a committee of bank economists that meets biannually with the Federal Reserve Governors and President’s Council of Economic Advisors, and banker committees that deal with regulatory and risk management issues. He specializes in bank risk management and supports conferences and schools on this issue. Before joining ABA, Rob analyzed banking issues as a financial economist with the U.S. Governmental Accountability Office and taught banking and international finance at the University of North Texas, Denton, and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He also worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences before receiving a graduate degree. Rob writes on banking issues and speaks to groups regarding credit, financial and economic conditions as well as bank risk management. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and is a Certified Enterprise Risk Professional (CERP).

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