Allan Meltzer (1928–2017)
This content hub pays tribute to the contributions of the late Allan Meltzer, leading economist and Central Banking Editorial Advisory Board member. Below is an obituary written by Stanford University’s John Taylor, who explains the late economist’s extraordinary contributions to economics and central banking.
The hub includes Meltzer’s recent and archived editorial contributions to Central Banking, such as his 1997 take on European Economic and Monetary Union (right), reviews of Meltzer’s books on the US Federal Reserve Board and news updates (below).
Other highlights include: Central Banking Publications founder Robert Pringle’s private email correspondence with Meltzer; and Pringle’s 2003 interview with the economist (below).
John Taylor writes about economist who defied tradition and had major influence on central bank policy
Robert Pringle talks to Allan Meltzer about reform of international development associations; first published in February 2003
Central Banking Publications founder Robert Pringle finds pearls of wisdom in his email correspondence with the late Allan Meltzer
John Taylor says he would “likely have done other things” if not encouraged by Allan Meltzer
Allan Meltzer criticises the former Fed chairs for giving independence away
Economist and historian assesses Fed monetary policy in forthcoming journal
American economist Allan Meltzer to become only the fourth person to receive the distinguished Truman Medal for Economic Policy
Author of definitive history of the Federal Reserve Allan Meltzer to receive a 2011 Bradley Prize
The Federal Reserve's current policies mark a return to the dark days of the 1970s and carry the same threats, says Allan Meltzer, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University.
Allan Meltzer finds the Fed at fault for the Great Depression, but he may not have the complete picture contends Tim Congdon.