Quiet man: is Michael Barr the Clark Kent of regulation?

A decade after crafting Dodd-Frank, Fed’s new vice-chair must tame DC's warring regulatory factions

Michael Barr has a knack for getting things done.

The US Federal Reserve’s new vice-chair for supervision may be the quiet man of Washington, but his ability to deliver effective regulation that works for both sides of the political aisle could be his superpower.

He wasn’t the first choice for the role and some might perceive him as a tweedy professor – he spent much of the last decade in academia, most recently as dean of the University of Michigan. But Barr has stayed close to the action in

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