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Kenneth N. Kuttner


Areas of Expertise

  • Central Banking
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Inflation
  • Inflation Targeting
  • Macroeconomic Policy
  • Monetary Policy

Kenneth N. Kuttner

Kenneth N. Kuttner, visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute since October 2013, is the Robert F. White Class of 1952 Professor of Economics at Williams College, and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Kuttner has published numerous articles in the fields of macroeconomics, monetary policy, and financial economics. His research has addressed such issues as the roles of monetary aggregates and interest rates in monetary policy, inflation targeting, methods for estimating potential output, the Japanese economy, the impact of monetary policy on financial markets, and the effects of macroprudential policies on the property market. Prior to joining the Williams faculty, Kuttner was the Danforth-Lewis Professor of Economics at Oberlin College. He has held nonacademic positions as assistant vice president in the research departments of the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Chicago, where he specialized in the analysis of monetary policy issues. Kuttner's other academic experience includes positions as a visiting professor at Columbia Business School, the New Economic School in Moscow, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has also served as an adjunct professor at New York University, Columbia Business School, the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago, and DePaul University. He earned his PhD from Harvard University in 1989, and an AB degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982.