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Benjamin M. Friedman

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.

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)


  • Encyclopædia Britannica - about the editorial board
  • "Benjamin M. Friedman" in Contemporary Authors Online, Thomson Gale, entry updated 9/17/2002.

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