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Adam Posen

President, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Adam Posen is the President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the world's leading independent think tank on globalization and economic policy. He received his B.A. and his Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University. He is one of the world's foremost experts on macroeconomic policy, resolution of financial crises, the economies of Europe, Japan, and the US, and central banking issues. Among the most cited economists in the press, he appears frequently on Bloomberg, CNBC, BBC, and NPR programs, and his commentary is published regularly in the world's leading newspapers. He is a member of the Financial Times’ A-List of commentators.

Prior to becoming the president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Dr. Posen was a visiting scholar and consultant at central banks worldwide, including the Federal Reserve Board, the European Central Bank and the Deutsche Bundesbank. After that, from September 2009, he served for three years as an external member of the Bank of England's rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee. Dr. Posen has also been a consultant on a variety of economic and foreign policy issues to several US government agencies, the European Commission, the Japanese Cabinet Office, the UK Cabinet Office and to the International Monetary Fund. Moreover, he has been a member of the Panel of Economic Advisers to the US Congressional Budget Office, since 2007.

Dr. Posen has published many articles and papers on monetary and fiscal policy including the much cited books Restoring Japan's Economic Growth (Institute for International Economics), and with Ben Bernanke et al. Inflation Targeting: Lessons from the International Experience (Princeton University Press), and is the editor of five collected volumes dealing with financial crises and monetary policy.