Model Validation Council

The Model Validation Council was established in 2012 by the Board of Governors to provide expert and independent advice on its process to rigorously assess the models used in stress tests of banking institutions. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act required the Federal Reserve to conduct annual stress tests of large bank holding companies and systemically important, nonbank financial institutions supervised by the Board. The Model Validation Council will provide input on the Board's efforts to assess the effectiveness of the models used in the stress tests. The council is intended to improve the quality of the Federal Reserve's model assessment program and to strengthen the confidence in the integrity and independence of the program.


Andrew Atkeson, professor, UCLA

Paul Glasserman, professor, Columbia University

Victoria Ivashina, professor, Harvard Business School

Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, professor, Columbia University

Andrew Patton, professor, Duke University

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Last Update: August 18, 2020