Andrew Metrick, Program Director, Yale Program on Financial Stability

Deputy Dean & Michael H. Jordan Professor of Finance and Management

Metrick’s current research and teaching is focused on financial stability, including the regulation of systemic risk, the activities of complex financial institutions, and the causes and consequences of the financial crisis of 2007-2009. From August 2009 to July 2010, he served on the staff of the Council of Economic Advisers and as the financial economist staffing the President’s Economic Recovery Board, where he worked extensively on what became the Dodd-Frank Act, and on many areas relating to the ongoing crisis.



Sara Dowling, Program Coordinator, Yale Program on Financial Stability

Sara is a graduate of Albertus Magnus College with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management. Sara has worked at School of Management for the past five years. During this time she was the primary assistant to Andrew Metrick and Gary Gorton. She has organized multiple recruitment conferences for the Finance Department on campus and in various cities across the country. In 2009, Sara coordinated the Financial Crisis conference, attended by high profile International faculty members, executives from private industry and members of the Federal Reserve Board.



Christian McNamara, Project Editor, Yale Program on Financial Stability

Prior to joining the staff of the YPFS, McNamara spent several years as an associate at a law firm in New Haven where his practice focused on M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions, as well as the preparation of securities filings.  McNamara has also worked as a strategic consultant for a consulting firm focused on the social sector.  McNamara received a BBA from the University of Notre Dame and a JD from Harvard Law School.



Roz Wiggins, Project Editor, Yale Program on Financial Stability

Wiggins joined the YPFS with over two decades of experience in securities disclosure, corporate governance, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and business law.  She was previously an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut Law School and was in-house counsel at Equifax and Pitney Bowes. She holds a JD and a MFA.




Arwin Zeissler, Project Editor, Yale Program on Financial Stability

Zeissler has previous experience in various financial roles, most recently as a research and teaching assistant at the Yale School of Management focused on capital markets and financial crises.  In addition to having completed graduate studies in finance, accounting, and statistics, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and a Certified Public Accountant license.



Affiliated Faculty and Staff

Gary Gorton, Co-Director of the Systemic Risk Institute, Yale Program on Financial Stability

Frederick Frank Class of 1954 Professor of Management and Finance

Gorton has done research in many areas of finance and economics, including both theoretical and empirical work. His recent work on the financial crisis, particularly the role of the repo market and the shadow banking system, has been influential in shaping how the events of 2007-2008 are understood. He is the author of Slapped by the Invisible Hand: The Panic of 2007 (Oxford University Press) and Misunderstanding Financial Crises (Oxford University Press).



Jaan Elias, Director of Case Research and Development, Yale Program on Financial Stability

In 2006, Jaan Elias became the Yale School of Managements first Director of Case Study Research. In his time at Yale, Elias and his team developed the “raw” case study format that draw together Internet links, interactive exhibits, text and video on a multimedia, web platform. These cases have been widely used not only at Yale, but in management curriculum through the world.  Elias received a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior (a joint degree program between the Harvard Sociology Department and the Harvard Business School).