M-RCBG Senior Fellow-Led Study Group: Justin Muzinich

Friday, September 16, 1:30-3:00pm    Nye C (Taubman 520)

Justin Muzinich, ​M-RCBG Senior Fellow will lead a discussion on cryptocurrency regulation: How should the US Government think about cryptocurrency risks and regulation​?

Justin Muzinich photo, light blue shirt and dark jacketJustin Muzinich

Justin Muzinich served as the US Deputy Secretary of the Treasury from 2018-2021, with broad responsibility for US economic policy.  While Deputy Secretary, Justin was also responsible for the roles of Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence and Under Secretary for Domestic Finance, managing the divisions of Treasury that oversee national security policy, financial policy and the financing of the US Government.  Justin played a leading role in the economic response to Covid-19 and represented the US at G7, G20 and OECD meetings. His national security responsibilities included the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and a wide range of National Security Council matters. From 2017-2018 Justin served as Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury and helped lead the effort to reform the US tax code. From 2015-2016, he served as Policy Director for Jeb Bush's presidential campaign. Before entering public service, Justin served as President of Muzinich & Co. and taught at Columbia Business School. Justin began his career in the mergers and acquisitions group at Morgan Stanley. He earned his AB from Harvard College with Phi Beta Kappa honors, his JD from Yale Law School, where he was an Olin Fellow, and his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. He is the CEO of Muzinich & Co, a Distinguished Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a board member of New York Presbyterian Hospital.  While a Senior Fellow at M-RCBG, Justin will pursue research on how capital markets can support US international economic competitiveness. His Faculty advisor is Richard Zeckhauser, Frank Plumpton Ramsey Professor of Political Economy at HKS.