Professor of International Political Economy, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University

Senior Research Scholar, Committee on Global Thought

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Perry Mehrling is Professor of International Political Economy at the Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University, where he teaches courses on the economics of money and banking, the history of money and finance, and international money, the first of these is available online.

Perry G. Mehrling was a member of the faculty of Barnard College from 1987-2018, where he taught courses on the economics of money and banking, the history of money and finance, and the financial dimensions of the U.S. retirement, health, and education systems.

He is the author of The New Lombard Street: How the Fed became the Dealer of Last Resort (Princeton 2011), Fischer Black and the Revolutionary Idea of Finance (Wiley 2005, 2012), and The Money Interest and the Public Interest (Harvard 1997).  Recent papers and video are available on his website, “one stop shopping for all things ‘money view’”.

He currently serves on the Academic Council of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and has served as visiting professor at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, University of Nice, Paris X (Nanterre), and the Sloan School of Management, MIT.

Curriculum Vitae

Select Publications

  • “The Revolution in Finance and the Development of Macroeconomics.” In conference volume, edited by P. F. Asso and L. Fiorito, 2006.
  • “Mr. Woodford and the Challenge of Finance.” Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 2006.
  • Fischer Black and The Revolutionary Idea of Finance. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2005.
  • “What Would Fischer Say?” Financial Engineering News (November/December 2005)
  • “Whither Macro?” The American Economist 47 No. 1 (Spring 2003). Revised version published in Michael Szenberg, ed. Shifting Paradigms, New Directions in Economics, Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  • Money and Growth: Selected Essays of Allyn Young (with Roger Sandilands). London: Routledge, 1999.
  • “The Money Interest and the Public Interest: American Monetary Thought, 1920-1970.” Harvard Economic Studies #162. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997.
  • “Debt, Crisis, and Recovery: The 1930s and the 1990s” (with Albert G. Hart). Columbia University Seminar Series. Armonk, NY: ME Sharpe, 1995.


  • PhD, Harvard University
  • MSc, London School of Economics
  • BA, Harvard College