Staff & Fellows


  • Cornelius Hurley Director, Center for Finance, Law & Policy
    Professor of the Practice of Banking Law

    Professor Cornelius Hurley has four decades of diversified legal, entrepreneurial, and academic experience in the financial sector. His teaching and research interests focus upon the interactions between finance and the real economy. He serves an independent director of Computershare Trust Company, N.A., an element of one of the global leaders in the transfer agent business,… Read More

  • Irene Ureneck Center Administrator, Center for Finance, Law & Policy

    Irene Ureneck has extensive experience in accounting and financial management, including budgeting. As CFO of a private enterprise in Kiev before she moved to the United States, she created and developed effective financial and project planning systems for the company. As a researcher at  the Odessa Polytechnic University at the beginning of her career, she provided economic analysis of machine building… Read More

  • William W. Grimes Director of Research, Center for Finance, Law & Policy
    Professor of International Relations and Political Science

    Professor William W. Grimes is a Professor of International Relations and Political Science at Boston University, where he has taught since 1996. He has previously served as Director of the BU Center for the Study of Asia and Chair of the Department of International Relations. Professor Grimes’ research examines the interface of politics and economics… Read More

  • William Kring Senior Academic Researcher, Center for Finance, Law & Policy

    William Kring’s research interests lie at the nexus of international political economy, comparative politics, and development. His Master’s thesis, “Banking on Regulatory Failure: An Integrative Revision of International Financial Regime Change,” provides a compelling account of how various parties to the negotiations deployed coercive, informational, and ideational power and proposes a synthesis of realist and constructivist theories… Read More

  • Daivi Rodima-Taylor Senior Academic Researcher, Center for Finance, Law & Policy

    Dr. Daivi Rodima-Taylor is a social anthropologist whose research focuses on community associations and social security networks, migration, remittances, fiduciary culture, and financial inclusion. She is Lead Researcher of the interdisciplinary Boston University Task Force on Post-Conflict Remittances that was established to systematically analyze remittance systems in the contexts of forced and refugee migration and… Read More


  • Zvi Bodie Senior Fellow
    Norman and Adele Barron Professor of Management

    Zvi Bodie is the Norman and Adele Barron Professor of Management at Boston University. He holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has served on the finance faculty at the Harvard Business School and MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

  • Michael P. Dooley Senior Fellow
    Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz

    Michael P. Dooley joined the faculty at UCSC in 1992 following more than twenty years service at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund. His research covers a range of issues in open economy macroeconomics including Bretton Woods II, crises in emerging markets, debt… Read More

  • Eric R. Fischer Senior Fellow
    Former Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

    Eric Fischer, who joined the Boston University Center for Finance, Law & Policy as a Senior Fellow in October 2014, focuses his research on bank corporate governance, board composition and board education issues. Mr. Fischer has more than four decades of experience representing banks, bank holding companies and their boards of directors in connection with… Read More

  • Laurence J. Kotlikoff Senior Fellow
    Professor of Economics

    Laurence J. Kotlikoff is a William Fairfield Warren Professor at Boston University, a Professor of Economics at Boston University, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, President of Economic Security Planning, Inc., a company specializing in… Read More

  • Donald F. Terry Senior Fellow
    Lecturer in Law
    Former Manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund Inter-American Development Bank

    Donald F. Terry has been Manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank since the MIF’s inception in 1993. Before joining the MIF, Terry held a number of senior staff positions in the United States Congress and the United States Treasury Department. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury from… Read More