Allan Meltzer: Federal Reserve analyst and historian to receive Truman Medal


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Allan Meltzer: Fed analyst and historian to receive Truman Medal

Andrew Harrer

Allan Meltzer, whose comprehensive “A History of the Federal Reserve” has made him a particularly adept Fed analyst and critic, will receive the 2011 Truman Medal for Economic Policy in October.

The medal, awarded every two years, recognizes Meltzer’s career in economic policy development, research and education. Meltzer has served on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and the Economic Policy Advisory Board, and he was chairman of the International Financial Institution Advisory Committee that proposed reforms to the International Monetary Fund.

Meltzer is a professor of political economy at Carnegie Mellon University and visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.

His Fed history book began as an extensive first volume that covered the Fed from its founding in 1913 to 1951. Volume 2 has been published in two parts and extends the account to 1986….READ MORE

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