Vern McKinley

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Vern McKinley is a financial sector consultant, attorney, and author. He has reviewed the state of the safety net in numerous countries under the International Monetary Fund’s Financial Sector Assessment Program and related technical assistance projects. He is the author of Financing Failure: A Century of Bailouts, which chronicles the historical financial crises in the United States and details the response of the authorities in bailing out financial institutions during the most recent crisis and during previous crises. Before his time as a consultant, he worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (during the banking crisis of the 1980s), the Federal Reserve, the Resolution Trust Corporation, and the Treasury Department’s Office of Thrift Supervision.