Benjamin M. Friedman
William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University
One of America's leading experts on economic policy, Benjamin Friedman has helped to shape economic thinking at the highest levels through his scholarship and professional activities. His books include Day of Reckoning: The Consequences of Economic Policy Under Reagan and After, which won the George S. Eccles Prize from Columbia University and was a Book-of-the-Month Club first-alternate selection. His most recent book is The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth. In addition to writing many books and articles, he has served as a director of the Private Export Funding Corporation, a trustee of the Standish Mellon Investment Trust, and an advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and in advisory positions with the National Bureau of Economic Research, the National Science Foundation Subcommittee on Economics, and the Congressional Budget Office. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity.
Besides his extensive scholarly writing, Friedman contributes regularly to The New York Review of Books. He is the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University and a former chairman of the university's economics department. Friedman holds bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from Harvard and a master’s from King’s College, University of Cambridge.
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