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Allan Meltzer

Professor of political economy and public policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania, USA
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Allan Meltzer is a distinguished monetary economist who believes that tax cuts would be more beneficial to the US economy than continued fiscal stimulus. He is professor of political economy and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University and visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard, the University of Chicago, the University of Rochester, the Yugoslav Institute for Economic Research, the Austrian Institute for Advanced Study, the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, and City University, London. He has served as a consultant for congressional committees, the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, the US Treasury, the US Federal Reserve, the World Bank, foreign governments, and central banks. In 1999–2000 he chaired the Meltzer Commission, which proposed major reforms of the International Monetary Fund and development banks. From 1973 to 1996 he was coeditor of the Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on public policy, the Journal of Economic Literature, and the Journal of Finance. From 1973 to 1999 he was chairman of the Shadow Open Market Committee. He is a director of the Sarah Scaife Foundation. Meltzer is a past president of the Western Economic Association and a fellow of the National Association for Business Economics. He is a distinguished fellow of the American Economic Association. In 2003 he received the Irving Kristol Award of the American Enterprise Institute and the Adam Smith Award from the National Association for Business Economics. He is the author of several books, including A History of the Federal Reserve, and of more than 300 papers on economics.


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  • What Krugman Is Saying Is Simply Untrue
    by Allan Meltzer
    Allan Meltzer is a distinguished monetary economist who believes that tax cuts would be more beneficial to the US economy than continued fiscal stimulus. He is professor of political economy and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University and visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.He has been a visiting professor at Harvard, the University of Chicago, the University of Rochester, the Yugoslav Institute for Economic Research, the...

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