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At Johns Hopkins, Jeff Allen is a lecturer for the MS in Data Analytics and Policy program.

Allen is a senior analyst in the Federal Reserve Board’s TechLab, where he specializes in payments-related FinTech research. Prior to his work for the Federal Reserve Board, Allen was a risk modeling and analytics specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He joined the Fed from the World Bank’s Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global practice and previously held a variety of positions in financial public policy.

Allen’s research and methodological interests revolve around the use of statistical modeling and machine learning to monitor aspects of the global financial system and to evaluate the efficacy of financial innovations. His academic research has appeared in the Journal of Economics and Finance, Business and Politics, and PLoS ONE. Allen’s teaching interests include a variety of topics in quantitative research methods and applied statistics.

Allen received a Bachelor of Arts and an MBA from University of Virginia, and a Master of Arts and PhD from Johns Hopkins University.

Disclaimer: the views expressed in Allen’s teaching and research are his own and do not necessarily represent those of his employer.

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