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Allan Mendelowitz

Allan I. Mendelowitz is President of the ACTUS Financial Research Foundation.Previously Dr. Mendelowitz was the Co-founder and Co-leader of the Committee to Establish the National Institute of Finance (CE-NIF) where he formulated and executed the legislative and communications strategies of the CE-NIF that led to the creation of the Office of Financial Research by the Dodd-Frank Act.� In prior assignments he served as the Chairman and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Housing Finance Board, the regulator of the Federal Home Loan Bank System; Executive Director of the U.S. Congressional Trade Deficit Review Commission, a congressionally appointed, bi-partisan panel; Executive Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States where he was responsible for overseeing all Export-Import Bank programs and operations; Managing Director for International Trade, Finance and Economic Competitiveness at the U.S. GAO, during which time he directed a large number of studies of the nation's international trade and finance programs and policies, and testified before the Congress of the United States more than 140 times.� Dr. Mendelowitz spent 1980 as the senior economist and representative of the Comptroller General with the Chrysler Corporation Loan Guarantee Board negotiating the terms of that Federal loan guarantee.� Prior to joining the GAO he was an Economic Policy Fellow at the Brookings Institution and on the faculty of the Department of Economics of Rutgers University where he taught courses in urban and regional economics and international trade and finance.� Articles by Dr. Mendelowitz have appeared in the Journal of Business, the National Tax Journal, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the Financial Times, the American Banker, and other publications.� Dr. Mendelowitz received an A.B. degree from Columbia University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Northwestern University.�