Adam Posen to discuss the independence of central banks

Adam Posen

Economist Adam Posen will deliver a lecture titled “Central Bank Independence after the Inflation is Gone” as part of the Einaudi Center’s Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series. The talk, at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 18 in the Klarman Auditorium, is the keynote address of the global conference “The Changing Politics of Central Banking,” to be held at Cornell on April 18 and 19.

About Adam Posen

Adam Posen is president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the world's leading independent nonpartisan think tank on economics and globalization. From September 2009 to September 2012, Dr. Posen served as an external voting member of the Bank of England's rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). Prior to being appointed to the MPC, he consulted for the UK Cabinet Office on the successful London G-20 Summit of 2009. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and the faculty of the World Economic Forum.

In April 2012, an article in the Atlantic magazine named Dr. Posen to its international team of "superstar central bankers," and in December 2012 he was profiled in the New York Times Magazine article "God Save the British Economy." Dr. Posen is the author or editor of seven books on macroeconomic policy, resolution of financial crises, and Japanese and European political economy. Among the most cited economists in the press, he appears frequently on Bloomberg News, and his commentaries are published regularly in the Financial Times and Nikkei.

Posen received his PhD and BA from Harvard University. He has been the recipient of major grants and research fellowships from the American Academy in Berlin, the Bank of England, the Brookings Institution, the Centre on International Governance Innovation, the European Commission, the Ford Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, and the U.S. National Science Foundation. 

About the Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series

The Einaudi Center's Foreign Policy Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes several speakers a year who have positions of prominence in international affairs and can address topical issues from a variety of perspectives.