World Economics - Insight , Analysis and Data
World Economics Journal
Crime & corruption
Economic indicators and forecasting
Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Savings and debt
Exchange Rate Policy
Labour Market Reform
Law and Justice
Food and Agriculture
Media, Sport and Entertainment
Retail and Consumer Goods
World Economics Journal Archive
Browse the complete World Economics Journal archive.
World Economics Authors
Biographies and contact details for all authors.
Full list of executive editors and our advisory board
Submit an Article
Details and notes for authors regarding journal submissions.
Journal Subscription Information
Subscribe to the journal online.
About World Economics
History and information about the site.
Useful numbers and contact details.
Terms & Conditions
Benjamin M. Friedman
Benjamin M. Friedman
is the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy, and formerly Chairman of the Department of Economics, at Harvard University. His latest book is
The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth
, published in 2005 by Alfred A. Knopf. His best known previous book is
Day of Reckoning: The Consequences of American Economic Policy Under Reagan and After
, which received the George S. Eccles Prize, awarded annually by Columbia University for excellence in writing about economics. Professor Friedman has written extensively on economic policy, and in particular on the role of the financial markets in shaping how monetary and fiscal policies affect overall economic activity. Specific subjects of his work include the effects of government deficits and surpluses on interest rates, exchange rates, and business investment; appropriate guidelines for the conduct of U.S. monetary policy; and appropriate policy actions in response to crises in a country’s banking or financial system. He is the author and/or editor of eleven books aimed primarily at economists and economic policymakers, as well as the author of more than one hundred articles on monetary economics, macroeconomics, and monetary and fiscal policy, published in numerous journals. He is also a frequent contributor to publications reaching a broader audience, including especially
The New York Review of Books
. Professor Friedman was the 2005-6 recipient of the John R. Commons Award, presented every two years in recognition of achievements in economics and service to the economics profession.
Papers from this author
Three Cheers for the 'Progressive State'
Copyright World Economics Ltd. 2017