December 6, 2013 | “America’s Macroeconomic Policies and the Global Economy"
- Menzie Chinn, Professor of Public Affairs and Economics
The talk will focus on the US macroeconomic outlook, and the impact of United States monetary and fiscal policies on global financial markets and economic developments. The ramifications of prolonged fiscal impasse and debt ceiling brinksmanship on the dollar’s central role will be of central focus.About Your Speaker
Menzie D. Chinn is Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the University of Wisconsin’s Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs. His research is focused on international finance and macroeconomics. In 2000-2001, Professor Chinn served as Senior Staff Economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. He is currently a Research Fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research, and has been a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund, the Congressional Budget Office, the Federal Reserve Board and the European Central Bank. With Jeffry Frieden, he is coauthor of Lost Decades: The Making of America’s Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery
(2011, W.W. Norton). He is also a contributor to Econbrowser
, a weblog on macroeconomic issues. Professor Chinn received his doctorate in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and his AB from Harvard University.