Perry Mehrling

Perry Mehrling is professor of economics at Barnard College, and has been an early advocate of an insurance approach to the credit crisis and an active participant in economic debates at the Economists Forum of the Financial Times. He is currently working on a new book, The New Lombard Street, which traces the macro-historical context of the current credit crisis. His books include The Price of Risk: Fischer Black and the Idea of Finance (2005), which was awarded the best book of the year by the European Society for the History; Money and Growth: Selected Essays of Allyn Young (1999), with Roger Sandilands; The Money Interest and the Public Interest: American Monetary Thought, 1920-1970 (1997); and Debt, Crisis, and Recovery: The 1930s and the 1990s (1995), with Albert G. Hart. Perry earned his MSc in econometrics and mathematical economics at the London School of Economics and his Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University.