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Jeffrey A. Frankel is James W. Harpel
Professor of Capital Formation and Growth. He directs the Program
in International Finance and Macroeconomics at the National Bureau of Economic Research,
where he is also on the Business Cycle Dating Committee, which
officially declares recessions. He served at the Council of
Economic Advisers in 1983-84 and 1996-99;as CEA Member in the
Clinton Administration, Frankel's responsibilities included
international economics, macroeconomics, and the environment.
Before coming to Harvard in 1999, he was Professor of Economics at
the University of California at Berkeley. He currently serves on
the Monetary Policy Committee of Mauritius and on advisory panels
for the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Boston.
His research interests include international
finance, commodities, currencies, crises, monetary policy, fiscal
policy, regional blocs, and international environmental issues.
Born in San Francisco, he graduated from Swarthmore College, and
received his economics PhD from MIT.
Advanced Macroeconomics for the Open Economy I
The Economics of International Financial Policy
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For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the Harvard Kennedy School Research Report Online.
Selected Publication Citations:
- Book Chapters
Frankel, Jeffrey A., and Andrew Rose. "Is Trade Good or Bad for the
Environment? Sorting Out the Causality." Recent Developments In
Trade And The Environment. Ed. Brian R. Copeland. Edward Elgar,
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Become an Economist – See the World."
Eminent Economists II: Their Life and Work Philosophies. Ed.
Michael Szenberg and Lall Ramrattan. Cambridge University Press,
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "A Solution to Fiscal Procyclicality: The
Structural Budget Institutions Pioneered by Chile." Fiscal
Policy and Macroeconomic Performance: Volume 17. Ed. Luis
Felipe Céspedes and Jordi Galí. Banco Central de Chile, 2013.
Frankel, Jeffrey A., and Andrew Rose. "An Estimate of the Effect of
Common Currencies on Trade and Income." Recent Developments In
Exchange Rate Economics. Ed. Mark P. Taylor and Meher Manzur.
Edward Elgar, 2013.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "A Lesson From the South for Fiscal Policy in
the US and Other Advanced Countries." Learning from the World:
New Ideas to Redevelop America. Ed. Joe Colombano and Aniket
Shah. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013, 26-50.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Globalization and the Environment."
Economics of the Environment. Ed. Robert N. Stavins. W. W.
- HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "National Security Warrants Slowing Domestic
Oil Depletion, Not Accelerating It." HKS Faculty Research Working
Paper Series, August 2013 (first draft).
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Effects of Speculation and Interest Rates in a
“Carry Trade” Model of Commodity Prices." HKS Faculty Research
Working Paper Series RWP13-022, January 24, 2014 (Revised from June
2013; and November 2013).
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Future of the Currency Union." HKS Faculty
Research Working Paper Series RWP13-015, May 2013.