Team

The Psaros Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown McDonough is a top destination for financial policy analysts and researchers. Guided by Professor Reena Aggarwal, the Center provides thought leadership for global finance, convening academics, policymakers, regulators, industry leaders, students, and institutional decision makers from its home in Washington D.C. The Psaros Center is an intellectual honest broker, facilitator, and educator that serves as the intersection between practitioners and policymakers – fostering discussion and debate on global finance and its role in broader societal problems.

Our Team

Reena Aggarwal 2019

Reena Aggarwal

Founding Director
Robert E. McDonough Professor of Business Administration and Finance

Reena Aggarwal is the Robert E. McDonough Professor of Business Administration and Finance; and director, Georgetown Psaros Center. Aggarwal specializes in international stock markets, initial public offerings, and corporate governance. She has worked on major consulting projects sponsored by Credit Suisse, Wachovia, the World Bank, IMF, Nasdaq, United Nations, and USAID. Aggarwal obtained an MMS from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India, and her Ph.D. in finance from the University of Maryland.

Lee Pinkowitz

Lee Pinkowitz

Associate Director of Student Engagement
Associate Professor of Finance

Lee Pinkowitz is Associate Professor of Finance at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Professor Pinkowitz arrived at Georgetown in 1999 after receiving his Ph.D from The Ohio State University. Professor Pinkowitz is an award winning researcher in the areas of corporate cash holdings and corporate governance. His research has been published in top finance journals and is widely cited. Along with co-authors, he has won the Jensen prize for best paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics and the William F. Sharpe Award for Scholarship in Financial Research, for the best paper published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. Professor Pinkowitz has won the annual MBA Distinguished Teaching Award four times and the Joseph F. LeMoine Award for Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching Excellence twice.

Anna Kormis

Anna Kormis

Assistant Director

Anna Kormis is the assistant director of the Psaros Center. She is responsible for the center’s digital and printed communications, website, social media, and planning and executing events. In addition, Kormis manages the center’s undergraduate and graduate student staff. Previously, she worked with students and faculty at Georgetown University’s Law Center as part of the Records Office. Kormis graduated from Emory & Henry College in 2016 with dual degrees in mass communications and environmental studies with supplemental studies in England and Belize.

Distinguished Fellows

Mark Makepeace

Mark Makepeace

Chief Executive Officer, Wilshire Founder, FTSE Russell

Mike Piwowar

Michael Piwowar

Executive Director, The Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets Former SEC Commissioner

Research Fellows

Yusuke Ikeno

Yusuke Ikeno

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Priya Sahu

Priya Sahu

Ministry of Finance India

Ryosuke Ushida

Ryosuke Ushida

Financial Services Agency

Research Assistants

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