Tom Sgouros is a Senior Researcher with the Just Public Finance program at the Haas Institute. His work focuses on the program’s work focusing on intersections of public finance, economics, and public policy. For almost three decades, he has provided policy advice on technical subjects to candidates and elected officials across the country, including mayors, city councilors, and state legislators. He was Senior Policy Advisor to the Rhode Island General Treasurer, 2015-2016, where he helped build the state's infrastructure bank, writing legislation and analyzing the likely impact of different scenarios, as well as the new local investment program that allows the state to safely invest some of its capital in local businesses. His most recent book is "Checking the Banks: The Nuts and Bolts of Banking for People Who Want to Fix It" (2014). Tom is also a data scientist and consulting statistician, currently working at Brown University's Center for Computation and Visualization. He has collaborated with researchers on projects involving climate change, oceanography, robotics, geology, cognitive psychology, and information theory. Tom speaks regularly on matters related to public finance and alternative models of finance with community groups, policy groups, and professional associations and has written for local news agencies. Most recently, the International Conference on Thinking, the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems, and the Public Banking Institute.