Menzie Chinn is Professor of Public Affairs and Economics. His research examines the empirical and policy aspects of macroeconomic interactions between countries.
Professor Chinn is coauthor with Jeffry Frieden of Lost Decades: The Making of America’s Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery (W.W. Norton, 2011). He is a Research Associate in the International Finance and Macroeconomics Program of the National Bureau of Economic Research and on the advisory council of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. In 2015, Professor Chinn received the Leon D. Epstein Distinguished Faculty Research Award from the UW-Madison College of Letters & Science.
Professor Chinn has been a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund, the Congressional Budget Office, the Federal Reserve Board, the European Central Bank and the Banque de France. He is coeditor of the Journal of International Money and Finance, and an associate editor of the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. His work has been cited in The Economist, Financial Times, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and he has been interviewed on CNBC, NPR, and Minnesota Public Radio. In 2000 and 2001, he served as Senior Staff Economist for International Finance on the Council of Economic Advisers.
Prior to his appointment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003, Professor Chinn taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received his doctorate in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.