Benjamin M. Friedman
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Benjamin M. Friedman
Benjamin M. Friedman
Born1944 (age 75–76)
InstitutionHarvard University
Alma materHarvard University
King's College, Cambridge
Glenn Hubbard[1]

Benjamin Morton Friedman (; born 1944) is a leading American political economist. Friedman is the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Brookings Institute's Panel on Economic Activity, and the editorial board of the Encyclopædia Britannica. He is a recipient of the John R. Commons Award, given by the economics honor society Omicron Delta Epsilon.[2]


Friedman received his A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. degrees, all in economics, from Harvard University. He also received an M.Sc. in economics and politics from King's College, Cambridge as a Marshall Scholar. He has been on the Harvard faculty since 1972. Currently Friedman is a member of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation.

Partial bibliography

  • Economic Stabilization Policy: Methods in Optimization, American Elsevier (1975)
  • Monetary Policy in the United States: Design and Implementation, Association of Reserve City Bankers (1981)
  • Day of Reckoning: The Consequences of American Economic Policy under Reagan and After, Random House (1988)
  • Implications of Increasing Corporate Indebtedness for Monetary Policy, Group of Thirty (New York, NY) (1990)
  • Does Debt Management Matter?, with Jonas Agell and Mats Persson, Oxford University Press (New York, NY) (1992)
  • The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth, Knopf (2005)



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