Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Chinn to discuss book at IMF in D.C.

Alumni and friends in the Washington, D.C., area are invited to attend an October 14 presentation by professor Menzie Chinn on his new book that explains the origin and long-term effects of the current financial crisis.

Chinn wrote Lost Decades: The Making of America's Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery with Harvard University economist Jeffry Frieden. Both authors will be at the International Monetary Fund, 700 19th Street NW, this Friday for a forum from 1:30 to 3 p.m. The event is open to the public, but an RSVP is required to attend: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Discussants will be Gail Cohen, Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, and Diane Lim Rogers, Concord Coalition. Simon Johnson of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Peterson Institute will give closing remarks. Nobel laureate George Akerlof of the IMF will moderate.

Chinn's research examines the empirical and policy aspects of macroeconomic interactions between countries. Other recent work focuses on how exchange rates behave and identifying the determinants of trade surpluses and deficits.

Chinn 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. He has been visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund, the Congressional Budget Office and the Federal Reserve Board. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. In 2011 he started a two-year term on the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Economic Advisers.

Chinn publishes book on U.S. financial crisis, September 19, 2011, La Follette School News