Allan H. Meltzer

Former Visiting Scholar

Allan H. Meltzer is the Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of History of the Federal Reserve, Volume I: 1913-1951 (University of Chicago Press, 2002), a definitive research work on the Federal Reserve System. He has been a member of the President's Economic Policy Advisory Board, an acting member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, and a consultant to the U.S. Treasury Department and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. In 1999 and 2000, he served as the chairman of the International Financial Institution Advisory Commission, which was appointed by Congress to review the role of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and other institutions. The author of several books and numerous papers on economic theory and policy, Mr. Meltzer is also a founder of the Shadow Open Market Committee.


  • Allan H. Meltzer Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy, 1997-present; Professor, 1957-present, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Honorary Adviser, Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan, 1986-present
  • Member, 1973-present; Chairman, 1989, Shadow Open Market Committee
  • Acting Member, President's Council of Economic Advisers, 1988-89
  • Faculty, Harvard University, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, and abroad


Ph.D., M.A., economics, University of California at Los Angeles
A.B., Duke University
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