Adam Posen joined the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee on 1 September 2009. He is also a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, which he joined in 1997. His policy and research work focuses on macroeconomic policy and performance, European and Japanese political economy, central banking issues, and the resolution of financial crises.
He has been a consultant on economic and foreign policy issues to several US government agencies, the European Commission, the UK Cabinet Office, and to the IMF. He is in his third two-year term as a member of the Panel of Economic Advisers to the US Congressional Budget Office. He was previously a visiting scholar at central banks worldwide. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and of the Bellagio Group of international economic academics and officials.
Dr Posen is the author or co-author of six books and numerous articles, including widely-cited studies of inflation targeting, Japan’s Great Recession and recovery, the economic impact of asset price bubbles, and of central bank independence. He has been the recipient of major research grants from the European Commission, the Ford Foundation, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He received his Ph.D. and his A.B. from Harvard University.