Morgan Ricks

Assistant Professor of Law

Morgan Ricks studies financial regulation. From 2009-10, he was a senior policy advisor and financial restructuring expert at the U.S. Treasury Department, where he focused primarily on financial stability initiatives and capital markets policy. Before joining the Treasury Department, he was a risk-arbitrage trader at Citadel Investment Group, a Chicago-based hedge fund. He previously served as a vice president in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch & Co., where he specialized in strategic and capital-raising transactions for financial services companies. He began his career as a mergers and acquisitions attorney at Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz.

Research Interests

Financial institutions, financial stability, capital markets regulation and corporate finance


Representative Publications

  • "A Simpler Approach to Financial Reform," Regulation (Winter 2013-2014)
    Full Text | SSRN
  • "The Case for Regulating the Shadow Banking System" in Too Big to Fail? Resolving Large Troubled Financial Institutions in the Future, Brookings Institution Press (2012)
  • "Money and (Shadow) Banking: A Thought Experiment," 31 Review of Banking and Financial Law 731 (2012)
    Full Text | SSRN | HEIN
  • "Reforming the Short-Term Funding Markets," Harvard John M. Olin Discussion Paper, No. 713 (2012)
    Full Text | SSRN
  • "Regulating Money Creation After the Crisis," 1 Harvard Business Law Review 75 (2011)
    Full Text | HEIN
  • "A Regulatory Design for Monetary Stability," 65 Vanderbilt Law Review 1287 (2012)
    Full Text | SSRN | HEIN
  • "A Former Treasury Adviser on How to Really Fix Wall Street," The New Republic (December 17, 2011)
    Full Text | WWW
  • "Shadow Banking and Financial Regulation," Columbia Law and Economics Working Paper, No. 370 (2010)
    Full Text | SSRN


Download HighRes Photo

Contact Information

(615) 322-6663 (voice)
(615) 322-6631 (fax)
291B (office)
Email

Curriculum Vitae


SSRN

Education

J.D. Harvard Law School
B.A. Dartmouth College

Programs