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Adam S. Posen

Adam S. Posen

  • President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Advisor to central banks, governments, and global investors on economic challenges
  • Member, Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England, 2009-12
    • Made an Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his service to the United Kingdom
  • Author or editor of seven books on macroeconomic policy, resolution of financial crises, and Japanese and European political economy

Adam Posen is president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the world's leading independent nonpartisan think tank on economics and globalization.

From September 2009, by appointment of the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Dr. Posen served for three years as an external voting member of the Bank of England's rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). During this critical period for the world economy, he was a prominent advocate of activist policy response to the financial crisis, successfully led the MPC into quantitative easing, pushed efforts to stimulate business investment to the top of the UK economic agenda, and accurately forecast global inflation developments. He consulted for the UK Cabinet Office on the successful London G-20 Summit of 2009, prior to being appointed to the MPC. In April 2012, an article in the Atlantic magazine named Dr. Posen to its international team of "superstar central bankers," and in December 2012 he was profiled in the New York Times Magazine article "God Save the British Economy."

Among the most cited economists in the press, he appears frequently on Bloomberg, and his commentary is published regularly in the Financial Times and Nikkei. Dr. Posen received his PhD and BA from Harvard University and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and the faculty of the World Economic Forum. He has been the recipient of major grants and research fellowships from the American Academy in Berlin, the Bank of England, the Brookings Institution, the Centre on International Governance Innovation, the European Commission, the Ford Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, and the US National Science Foundation.