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Michael Faulkender of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (Economic Policy). Dr. Faulkender is currently the Associate Dean of Masters Programs and a Professor of Finance at the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Dr. Faulkender’s research has been published in leading academic journals on topics such as capital structure, corporate liquidity, risk management, and executive compensation. His publications have won numerous awards and been cited several times in the financial press. Professor Faulkender previously held faculty positions at the Olin School at Washington University in St. Louis, the Kellogg School at Northwestern University, and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Faulkender holds a B.S. in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis and a Ph.D. in Finance from Northwestern University.