Morgan Ricks

  • Vanderbilt University

    28 faculty honored at endowed chair investiture

    The distinguished faculty members and deans representing eight colleges and schools were presented with medallions that symbolize the attainment of their positions and will become part of their official academic regalia. Chair holders contribute their expertise to real-world challenges, including climate change, political inequality and access to justice, artificial intelligence and ICU trauma.   Read More

    Apr 11, 2024

  • Vanderbilt Policy Accelerator for Political Economy and Regulation logo

    15 years after Lehman Bros. collapse, major banking overhaul still needed, former Treasury advisers warn

    A Vanderbilt Policy Accelerator for Political Economy and Regulation paper argues that banks should be treated as public utilities, like electricity and other essential services. The white paper by Vanderbilt Law professor Morgan Ricks and Columbia Law professor Lev Menand is the first policy proposal released by VPA, a Discovery Vanderbilt initiative. Read More

    Sep 14, 2023

  • Vanderbilt Policy Accelerator for Political Economy and Regulation logo

    Vanderbilt announces creation of the Vanderbilt Policy Accelerator for Political Economy and Regulation

    Vanderbilt University has announced the creation of the Vanderbilt Policy Accelerator for Political Economy and Regulation, a $6 million effort to advance research, education and ideas. The Vanderbilt Policy Accelerator is part of Discovery Vanderbilt, a groundbreaking initiative to bolster innovative research and education at the university. Read More

    Feb 28, 2023

  • Chancellor Faculty Fellows

    10 faculty members named as 2020 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

    Ten outstanding faculty members from across the university have been selected for the 2020 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. This group is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise. Read More

    Jun 19, 2020

  • Vanderbilt University

    Why Federal Reserve should offer bank accounts to everyone

    Vanderbilt Professor of Law and former Treasury adviser Morgan Ricks argues that the general public, businesses and institutions should have the option to open an account at the Federal Reserve. Read More

    Jun 20, 2018

  • Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Sutherland Prize winner Larry Bartels and Faculty Senate Chair Geoffrey Fleming. (John Russell/Vanderbilt)

    Bartels wins $10,000 research award at Faculty Assembly

    Vanderbilt’s most prestigious faculty award for accomplishments in research, scholarship or creative expression was given to Larry Bartels during the 2017 Fall Faculty Assembly on Aug. 24. Read More

    Aug 25, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    Recent Books, Spring 2016

    Interactive Writing Across Grades: A Small Practice with Big Results, PreK-5 (2016, Stenhouse) by Kate Roth and Joan Dabrowski, EdD’08 Interactive Writing Across Grades provides a how-to guide for using interactive writing—a dynamic, unscripted instructional method in which the teacher and students work together to construct a meaningful text… Read More

    May 13, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Panic-proofing, not preventing bubbles, should be focus of U.S. financial policy

    A Vanderbilt law professor says Wall Street should be required to make a simple change to protect itself from runs on the market like that in 2008: eliminate the use of short-term debt to fund investments. Read More

    May 9, 2016

  • Morgan Ricks (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt)

    New faculty: Morgan Ricks gave up Wall Street to tackle economic crisis

    Morgan Ricks (Daniel Dubois/Vanderbilt) When the financial crisis hit in September 2008, Morgan Ricks knew what he had to do. “I was on a trading desk at a hedge fund when the crisis started,” Ricks said. “The day after Obama was elected, I quit my job and… Read More

    Dec 11, 2012

  • (Vanderbilt University)

    New University Faculty 2012-13

    A complete list of new university faculty for the 2012-13 academic year Blair School of Music Tucker Biddlecombe, associate professor and director of choral activities B.M., State University of New York–Potsdam, 1998 M.M., Florida State University, 2003 D.Phil., Florida State University, 2012 Biddlecombe is a published… Read More

    Nov 9, 2012