William P. Albrecht

Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Iowa
Mobile: 319-530-5365
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Professor Albrecht is the author of numerous book and articles on a wide range of economic issues.  He taught at the University of Iowa from 1965 to 2007.  From 1988 to 1993, he served as the Commissioner and Acting Chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).  In this capacity he played an active role in developing the regulatory framework for financial derivatives in the US today.   He was also the CFTC’s representative to the International Organization of Securities Commissions.   After returning to Iowa in 1993, Professor Albrecht’s research focused on financial regulation in emerging markets and he helped governments in Asia and Latin America develop regulatory systems for futures and options.  Earlier in his career, he worked on domestic and international economic policy as a Legislative Assistant to US Senator Dick Clark and spent 5 years in the US navy.  Professor Albrecht holds an A.B. from Princeton University, an M.A. from the University of South Carolina, and a Ph. D. from Yale University.


A.B. from Princeton University
M.A. from the University of South Carolina
Ph. D. from Yale University