Thought Leadership

Lawrence Goodman

Lawrence Goodman is the president of the Center for Financial Stability (CFS) - an independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit think tank focused on financial markets.

Mr. Goodman was managing director and global head of emerging market strategy at Bank of America, where he led analysis of emerging economies, currencies, and rates in Asia, the Americas, and Europe. He promoted thinking among strategists and economists to identify unique macro themes and trading opportunities. Mr. Goodman also originated and orchestrated a semi-annual policy forum for investors with senior officials in Washington, DC. Earlier in his career, he represented Bank of America on Bank Advisory Committees - analyzing and negotiating Brady sovereign debt restructuring agreements.

Prior to Bank of America, Mr. Goodman was the director of Quantitative Policy Analysis at the U.S. Treasury - advising the Under Secretary on a wide range of issues. Mr. Goodman managed Treasury's international crisis prevention and early warning system (EWS). He co-founded and chaired an inter-agency group, comprised of 13 agencies to advise principals and deputies throughout the U.S. government on financial, economic, and political risks. Other responsibilities included managing Treasury's global economic analysis; econometric policy modeling; Treasury International Capital (TIC) system; Foreign Exchange Report to Congress; as well as prognoses of oil and commodity markets. Mr. Goodman also led the creation of the Treasury debt sustainability and capacity model designed to strengthen policy negotiations with debtor nations and multilateral agencies.

Previously, he was the chief global economist and managing director at Santander Investment, where he also served on the executive committee for the Global Equity Group. Before Santander, he was the head of economic research for Latin America at Salomon Brothers Inc. He was repeatedly ranked in the top five for economic research by Institutional Investor.

Mr. Goodman holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.B.A. in finance from University of California at Berkeley, and has engaged in Ph.D. studies in economics at The New School. He served on the board of the Emerging Market Traders Association (EMTA). He is currently a member of the Bretton Woods Committee and a member of The Economic Club of New York. He serves on the executive committee of the Society for Economic Measurement (SEM) and is a contributor to Forbes.

  Advisory Board

Eduardo Aninat, Ph.D.

Senator Bill Bradley

The Honorable Carole L. Brookins

Peter Flocos, Esq.

Charles Goodhart, CBE, FBA

Henry Kaufman, Ph.D.

Guillermo Ortiz, Ph.D.

Judge Richard A. Posner

The Honorable Randal K. Quarles

Richard L. Sandor, Ph.D., Dr. Sc.h.c.

Myron S. Scholes, Ph.D.


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