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September 2, 2014


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Menzie Chinn

Professor of Public Affairs and Economics

Office: 7418 Sewell Social Sciences Building
Phone: 608-262-7397

Department of Economics
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Menzie Chinn is Professor of Public Affairs and Economics. His research examines the empirical and policy aspects of macroeconomic interactions between countries.

He is coauthor with Jeffry Frieden of Lost Decades: The Making of America’s Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery (W.W. Norton, 2011). In 2000-2001, Professor Chinn served as Senior Staff Economist for International Finance on the Council of Economic Advisers. 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. He has been 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.

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.

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