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Jeffrey Frankel
James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth
Office:
79 John F. Kennedy St. Littauer Bldg 217
617-496-3834
617-384-7329

Jeffrey A. Frankel is James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and on the NBER 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. 

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.

 

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Contact

Phone: 617-496-3834
Office: 79 John F. Kennedy St. Littauer Bldg 217

Faculty Expertise

Development & Economic Growth
Environment & Energy
Globalization
International Relations & Security
Public Finance

Mailing Address

Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138