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Claude Lopez

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Claude Lopez

Senior Director, Research Department, Milken Institute
Claude Lopez

Claude Lopez heads the research department at the Milken Institute. She leads the Institute’s data-driven efforts aimed at influencing policy issues in international finance (systemic risk, financial stability, ESG investing, technology, capital flows), health economics (public health risks, health disparities), and regional economics (regional competitiveness, innovation, disparities). She is an active member of the T20 task force on international financial architecture for stability and development, an advisory committee to the G20 on these issues. She has over 20 years of international experience in academic and policy research. Before joining the Institute, Lopez held management roles while being senior research economist at the Banque de France, the nation's central bank, and was professor of economics at the University of Cincinnati. She has an M.S. in econometrics from Toulouse School of Economics and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Houston. more information at