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Simon Johnson (economist)

Simon H. Johnson
Born (1963-01-16) January 16, 1963
Nationality British
Field political economy, development economics
Alma mater MIT (Ph.D.)
University of Manchester (M.A.)
University of Oxford (B.A.)
Information at IDEAS/RePEc

Simon H. Johnson (born January 16, 1963)[1] is a British American economist. He is the Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management[2] and a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.[3] He has held a wide variety of academic and policy-related positions, including Professor of Economics at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.[4] From March 2007 through the end of August 2008, he was Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund.[5]

He is author, with James Kwak, of the 2010 book 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown (ISBN 978-0307379054), with whom he has also co-founded and regularly contributes to the economics blog The Baseline Scenario.[6]

Education

Johnson's first degree was a BA from the University of Oxford, which was followed by an MA from the University of Manchester, and finally in 1989 he earned a Ph.D. in economics from MIT, with a thesis entitled Inflation, intermediation, and economic activity.[7]

Affiliations

Among other positions he is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research,[8] and a member of the International Advisory Council at the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE). He is also a member of the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Economic Advisers.[5] From 2006 to 2007 he was a visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, where he is currently a senior fellow.[5] He is on the editorial board of four academic economics journals.[5] He has contributed to Project Syndicate since 2007.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ U.S. Public Records Index Vol 1 (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), 2010.
  2. ^ Interview with Terry Gross on NPR
  3. ^ Simon Johnson's biography at the Peterson Institute for International Economics
  4. ^ LA Times, 29 November 1991, "Muscovites: Want Shares In Boeing For 44 ½?"
  5. ^ a b c d Simon Johnson's biography at MIT
  6. ^ About the Baseline Scenario
  7. ^ "Inflation, intermediation and economic activity". MIT library. 
  8. ^ List of Center for Economic Policy Research Fellows

Further reading

  • Johnson, Simon, "The Quiet Coup", Atlantic Monthly, May 2009

External links

  • Faculty profile at MIT
  • Johnson's co-blog at MIT
  • Profile at the International Monetary Fund
  • Column archive at Project Syndicate
  • CV of Simon Johnson at the Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE)
  • Appearances on C-SPAN
  • Works by or about Simon Johnson in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
  • Video (with audio-only available) of conversation with Johnson about economic issues on Bloggingheads.tv
  • Simon Johnson's economics blog "Baseline Scenario"
  • Interview with BBC Peter Day's World of Business – Podcast
  • MIT video presentation of "13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown"
  • April 16 2010 appearance on Bill Moyer's Journal, joined by colleague James Kwak
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Business positions
Preceded by
Raghuram Rajan
IMF Chief Economist
2007–08
Succeeded by
Olivier Blanchard
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