For the 2015 Sheffrin Lecture, Princeton University economist Atif Mian addressed the question, "What Happened to Global Growth?"
Atif Mian is Theodore A. Wells ’29 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, and director of the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with computer science and Ph.D. in economics from MIT. Prior to joining Princeton in 2012 he taught at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Mian’s work studies the connections between finance and the macroeconomy. His latest book, House of Debt, with Amir Sufi, builds upon powerful new data to describe how debt precipitated the Great Recession. The book explains why debt continues to threaten the global economy, and what needs to be done to fix the financial system. House of Debt has been critically acclaimed by The New York Times, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal,The Economist, The Atlantic and others.
Mian’s research has appeared in top academic journals, including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Financial Economics.
The Sheffrin Lectures in Public Policy are possible thanks to a gift from economics professor emeritus Steven M. Sheffrin, and his wife, Anjali.
This lecture was co-sponsored by the Levine Family Fund in Economics. The Levine Family Fund was created by the Levine Family Foundation and supports a range of activities in the Department of Economics, including an annual lecture series.
This lecture was also co-sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Economics and the Herbert A. Young Society.