Donald Kohn

Donald Kohn is a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. As the former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve and 40-year veteran of the Federal Reserve System, Donald is an expert on monetary policy, financial regulation and macroeconomics. He advised Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke throughout the 2008-2009 financial crisis and also served as a key adviser to former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan. Prior to taking office as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, Donald was an adviser to the Board for Monetary Policy (2001-02), secretary of the Federal Open Market Committee (1987-2002), director of the Division of Monetary Affairs (1987-2001), and deputy staff director for Monetary and Financial Policy (1983-87). He has written extensively on issues related to monetary policy and its implementation by the Federal Reserve. These works have been published in volumes issued by various organizations, including the Federal Reserve System, the Bank of England, the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Bank of Japan, the Bank of Korea, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Brookings Institution. Donald earned his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan.