Adam Posen

President , Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C.

Adam S. Posen has been president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics since January 2013, having joined PIIE in 1997. He has contributed to research and public policy regarding monetary and fiscal policies in the G-20, the challenges of European integration since the adoption of the euro, and China-US economic relations. He was one of the first economists to address the political foundations of central bank independence and to analyse Japan’s Great Recession as a failure of macroeconomic policy.  While an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 1994–97, he co-authored Inflation Targeting: Lessons from the International Experience with Ben Bernanke, Thomas Laubach, and Frederic Mishkin. From 2009-12, Posen served as an external voting member of the Bank of England’s rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee. In 2019, he was named an inaugural CEPR Distinguished Fellow.  Posen received his BA and PhD from Harvard University.