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Menzie Chinn

Expert on international finance, macroeconomics, fiscal policy and monetary policy.

Professor, La Follette School of Public Affairs, economics La Follette School of Public Affairs Work: 608-262-7397 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • International currencies
  • Determinants of exchange and interest rates
  • Effectiveness of fiscal policy
  • Government debt and deficits


  • Author, Lost Decades: The Making of America’s Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery (September 2011, W.W. Norton) (with Jeffry Frieden).
  • Senior economist, White House Council of Economic Advisers, 2000-01
  • Member, International Finance and Macroeconomics program, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Member, Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisers, 2011-2012