He analyzes a wide range of issues and has published papers on such diverse topics as “Financial Institutions in an Age of Populism,” “Data Rights in Finance,” and “Tackling Global Market Fragmentation in Banking.” He has also written extensively on the impacts of capital and liquidity requirements, including a 150-page literature review in 2016, which followed on an earlier study for the IMF. Recently he addressed the finance ministers and central bank governors of the 28 EU member states on the topic of “Rebooting Capital Markets Union.”
Prior to joining the firm, he was a Fellow in Economic Studies at The Brookings Institution, generally ranked as the world’s top think tank. He primarily analyzed financial institutions and markets and their regulation, along with extensive analysis of the Euro Crisis. (See https://www.brookings.edu/search/?s=douglas+elliott for his papers). He has twice been a Visiting Scholar at the International Monetary Fund. Mr. Elliott also worked as a consultant for the IMF, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank. Prior to Brookings, he was a financial institutions investment banker for two decades, principally at J.P. Morgan.
He has testified multiple times before both houses of Congress and participated in numerous speaking engagements, as well as appearing widely in the major media outlets. The New York Times has described his analyses as “refreshingly understandable” and “without a hint of dogma or advocacy.”
Mr. Elliott graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude with an A.B. in Sociology in 1981. In 1984, he graduated from Duke University with an M.A. in Computer Science.