Sharyn O’Halloran is the George Blumenthal Professor of Political Economics and Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, where she serves as the Senior Vice Dean and Chief Academic Officer of the School of Professional Studies. A political scientist and economist by training, Dr. O’Halloran has written extensively on the political economy of international trade and finance, regulation and institutional reform, economic growth and democratic transitions, and the political representation of minorities. Her most recent book is After the Crash: Financial Crises and Regulatory Responses, Columbia University Press. Professor O’Halloran served as an advisor to the Mexican Department of Commerce, International Trade Division, during the NAFTA negotiations, and advised the Turkish Government on the impact of democratization and economic development on political stability. She has also consulted with the World Bank’s International Finance Group and its Regulation and Competition Policy Group and served as an expert witness in the Supreme Court voting rights case, Georgia v. Ashcroft. Dr. O’Halloran obtained her B.A. in economics and political science from University of California San Diego, from which she also received her M.A. and Ph.D., and a MS in Enterprise Risk Management from Columbia University.