Allan H. Meltzer serves as the Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Meltzer's primary research and teaching interests include the history of U.S. monetary policy, the size of government, macroeconomics, and international financial reform. He is founder and chairman of the Shadow Open Market Committee, an organization originally formed to evaluate the policy choices of the Federal Reserve, which today considers a wide range of macroeconomic policy issues. Meltzer has served as a consultant on economic policy for the U.S. Congress, U.S. Treasury, Federal Reserve System, the World Bank, and the U.S. and foreign governments. He was chairman of the International Financial Institution Advisory Commission for the U.S. Congress in 1999-2000 and served on the President's Council of Economic Advisors in 1988-89. His many honors include being named Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association in 2002. His numerous publications include the recently-completed two-volume study, A History of the Federal Reserve; and Why Capitalism? Professor Meltzer received his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his Ph.D. from UCLA.
The lecture will be held on Monday, November 12th in Stackhouse Theater from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.