Perry Mehrling

Perry Mehrling is professor of economics at Barnard College where he has been teaching since 1987.  His most recent book, The New Lombard Street: How the Fed Became a Dealer of Last Resort (Princeton 2010) places the current financial crisis in the context of the evolving role of the Federal Reserve since 1913.  His earlier books include Fischer Black and the Revolutionary Idea of Finance (2005), which was awarded the best book of the year by the European Society for the History of Economic Thought; 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 Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University.