Alex J. Pollock


Alex J. Pollock is a distinguished senior fellow at the R Street Institute in Washington, DC.  Previously, he was a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute from 2004 to 2015, and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago from 1991 to 2004. He is the author of Boom and Bust (2011) and Finance and Philosophy (2018), as well as numerous articles and Congressional testimony.  His work focuses on financial policy issues, financial cycles, risk and uncertainty, housing finance and banking systems, and the interactions of these with politics.  Mr. Pollock is a director of CME Group; Ascendium Education Group; and the Great Books Foundation; and a past-president of the International Union for Housing Finance. He is a graduate of Williams College, the University of Chicago, and Princeton University.