Marcus Stanley is Director of Studies at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Prior to joining the Quincy Institute, he spent a decade at Americans for Financial Reform, where he played a leadership role in policy formulation and advocacy to reform regulation of the U.S. financial system. He helped direct the efforts of a coalition of 200 organizations on a range of legislative and regulatory initiatives to challenge the power of Wall Street. His proudest accomplishment was the role he played in beating back numerous legislative efforts to weaken post-financial crisis regulatory reforms, as well as helping to change the inside the beltway dialogue on the significance of strong regulation of financial markets. Before that, he was an economic and policy advisor to Senator Barbara Boxer, as a Senior Economist at the U.S. Joint Economic Committee. While there, he produced “War at Any Price?” — a seminal study on the full costs of the Iraq invasion, used to build political support to end the U.S. role in the war. He also taught Economics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland for six years.  He has a PhD in public policy from Harvard, with a focus on economics.