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Boynton D. Murch Chair in Finance

Baldwin-Wallace College


Room 136 Kamm Hall

Division of Business Administration

275 Eastland Road
Berea, Ohio 44017-2088


Phone:  (440) 826-6529

Fax:  (440) 826-3868



publications (including Basel Accord papers)

working papers


Kevin Jacques is the Boynton D. Murch Chair in Finance and an Associate Professor at Baldwin-Wallace College.  Prior to joining the faculty, Kevin spent 14 years as an economist with the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C.  Most recently, he was a senior financial economist in the Office of Financial Institutions Policy where he was responsible for advising senior Treasury and Bush Administration officials on economic and financial policy matters including:


         the 1988 and revised Basel Accords

         the safety and soundness of the U.S. financial system

         large bank failure resolution and systemic risk

While at Treasury, Kevin advised representatives from a number of foreign countries and governments (including Japan, China, England, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Brazil, Moldova, Ukraine, Serbia, Romania, Albania and others) on matters of international banking, financial intermediation in less developed economies, and macroeconomic policy.  In addition, Kevin served as an adjunct professor of finance in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

From 1989 through 1999, Kevin was with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (Treasury bureau).  At the OCC, he helped develop, implement, and revise the agency's risk-based capital standards.  In 1994, he served on the President's Working Group on Financial Markets examining systemic risk in U.S. financial markets. 

Kevin's research interests include the effects of capital regulations on bank behavior and the macroeconomic activity, the monetary transmission mechanism, and macroeconomic policy.  His work has been presented at conferences at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, and has been published in a number of leading books and journals including the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Financial Services Research, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Economic Policy Review, and the Journal of Economics and Business.

A frequent source for insights into economic and financial policy, Kevinís quotes and comments have appeared in numerous local, national, and international media outlets including National Public Radio (NPR), Associated Press, American Banker, CBS, Bloomberg Financial News, Yahoo! News, Business as well as dozens of newspapers throughout the United States.

Kevin holds a Ph.D. in economics from Michigan State University and a B.B.A. and M.A. from Kent State University.