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Cambridge, MA 02138
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 Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Federal Reserve
Bank of New York.
His research interests include currencies, commodities, crises,
international finance, monetary policy, fiscal policy, regional
trade 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
Advanced Macroeconomics for the Open Economy II
The Economics of International Financial Policy
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For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.
Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Euro Crisis: Where to from Here?"
Journal of Policy Modeling 37.3 (May/June 2015): 428-444.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Nominal GDP Targeting for Middle-Income
Countries." Central Bank Review 14.3 (September 2014): 1-14.
Frankel, Jeffrey A., and Valentina Bosetti. "Sustainable
Cooperation in Global Climate Policy: Specific Formulas and
Emission Targets." Climate Change Economics 5.3 (August
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Effects of Speculation and Interest Rates in a
'Carry Trade' Model of Commodity Prices." Journal of
International Money and Finance 42 (April 2014): 88-112.
- HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Plaza Accord, 30 Years Later." HKS Faculty
Research Working Paper Series RWP15-056, September 2015.
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Euro Crisis: Where to From Here?" HKS
Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-015, March 2015.
- Public Testimony
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "The Middle Class Crunch." Bipartisan Program
for New Members of Congress, Institute of Politics, December 3,
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Spillovers to Emerging Markets." Academic
Advisory Panel, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, November 21,
Frankel, Jeffrey A. "Comments on the Comprehensive Restructuring of
the International Economic Accounts." BEA Advisory Committee,
Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, May 9,