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Institute for Public Policy Studies


Robert Fusfield

Robert Fusfeld

Associate Professor of the Practice of Public Policy
Phone: 303-871-4920

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Before joining the faculty of the Institute for Public Policy Studies, Robert Fusfeld was a senior manager and trial attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for more than 30 years. He has tried dozens of major SEC fraud cases. Mr. Fusfeld teaches graduate and undergraduate courses and advises graduate and undergraduate public policy students. His research and teaching focuses on regulatory policy, constitutional law, organizational culture, and effective analysis and writing. Mr. Fusfeld is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Antioch School of Law.

On occasion he acts as a consultant with the Colorado Division of Securities and Attorney General on securities related matters. He also serves regularly as a public arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra).


  • Financial crises and economic history
  • Regulatory policy
  • Political thought and history
  • Constitutional law and history
  • Organizational behavior and decision making psychology


  • Chapters on banking regulation and legislation in The Money Committees: A Study of the House Banking and Currency Committee and the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, The Nader Congress Project, Lester M. Salamon ed., Viking Press, 1975.