Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Lecture Features Allan Meltzer
On "Lessons About Economic Policy From History"
What: Lecture — "Lessons About Economic Policy From History"
Who: Allan H. Meltzer, internationally renowned economist and University Professor of Political Economy at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business
When: 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 22
Where: Gregg Hall (Porter Hall 100), Carnegie Mellon University
Allan H. Meltzer, renowned economist and University Professor of Political Economy at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business, will present a special lecture titled "Lessons about Economic Policy from History" to the Carnegie Mellon community. Meltzer has achieved international recognition as a distinguished professor, researcher and thought leader in the areas of macroeconomics, monetary policy and international financial reform. His works, which include "A History of the Federal Reserve, Part II" published in 2010, have earned him notable distinction as a historian of monetary policy.
Meltzer has served as a counselor on economic policy for the U.S. Congress, U.S. Treasury, the Federal Reserve, the World Bank and the U.S. and foreign governments. He is a co-founder and former co-chair of the Shadow Open Market Committee, served as the chairman of the International Financial Institution Advisory Commission (also known as the Meltzer Commission) for the U.S. Congress, and was appointed as an honorary adviser to the Bank of Japan from 1986 to 2002. He joined the faculty of Carnegie Mellon in 1957 and continues to teach graduate classes in capitalism.
Kiron K. Skinner, an associate professor of social and decision sciences and director of the International Relations and Politics Program, will introduce Meltzer.
The lecture is sponsored by the University Lecture Series and the International Relations and Politics Program.