Claude Lopez heads the Research Department at Milken Institute, where she leads data-driven efforts aimed at influencing global policy issues on International Finance, Health Economics, and Regional Economics. She is an active member of the T20 task force on international financial architecture for stability and development, and a contributor to the W20 (Women 20), two advisory committees to the G20. Lopez has over 20 years of experience in academic and policy research in the US and abroad. Before joining the Institute, Lopez headed multiple research teams at the Banque de France, the nation's central bank, and was professor of economics at the University of Cincinnati. She has an MS in econometrics from Toulouse School of Economics and a PhD in economics from the University of Houston. More information can be found at