Aaron Klein is a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution where he focuses on financial technology and regulation, payments, and macroeconomics. Prior to joining Brookings in 2016, he directed the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative. Between 2009 and 2012, Klein served as the deputy assistant secretary for economic policy at the Department of Treasury. Before that he was Chief Economist on the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee for Chairmen Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Paul Sarbanes (D-MD). A graduate of Dartmouth College and Princeton University, Klein lives in his hometown of Silver Spring, MD with his wife and two amazing daughters.