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Global Perspectives with N. Gregory Mankiw

Dallas Fed

N. Gregory Mankiw, the Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University, talks about what economists don’t understand about politicians, and what politicians don’t understand about economists.

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About N. Gregory Mankiw

Mankiw is the Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He has taught macroeconomics, microeconomics, statistics and principles of economics.

His research includes work on price adjustment, consumer behavior, financial markets, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth. His published articles have appeared in academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy and Quarterly Journal of Economics in addition to the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.

Mankiw has written two textbooks—Macroeconomics (Worth Publishers) and Principles of Economics (Cengage Learning). Principles of Economics has sold over 2 million copies and has been translated into 20 languages.

In addition to his teaching, research and writing, Mankiw has been a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an adviser to the Congressional Budget Office and the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston and New York, and a member of the Educational Testing Service test development committee for the advanced placement exam in economics. From 2003 to 2005, he served in the George W. Bush administration as chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Mankiw studied economics at Princeton University, where he received his BA, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned his PhD.

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