James R. Barth

Affiliated Scholar

James R. Barth is the Lowder Eminent Scholar in Finance at Auburn University. His research focuses on financial institutions and capital markets, both domestic and global, with special emphasis on regulatory issues.

He was an appointee of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush as chief economist of the Office of Thrift Supervision and previously the Federal Home Loan Bank Board. He was a visiting scholar at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the World Bank.

Barth has authored more than 300 articles in professional journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal on Finance, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Banking and Finance.