Professor of Economics
Perry G. Mehrling, Professor of Economics, joined the faculty of Barnard in 1987. He has also held visiting positions at the Sloan School of Management at MIT, Boston University, Paris X, University of Nice, and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna.
Professor Mehrling's research focuses on the foundations of monetary economics and the history and applications of monetary economics and finance. He aims to develop a theory of money that takes as its starting point the inside credit character of modern money, in order to integrate monetary economics with modern finance, and so contribute to an alternative money theoretical basis for macroeconomics.
Professor Mehrling is currently a member of the Academic Council of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, editorial board member of Oeconomia, and faculty member of Columbia University's Committee on Global Thought.
History and foundations of monetary economics
Economics of Money and Banking
Understanding Global Money
In the News
This fall, Barnard Professor of Economics Perry Mehrling intended to kick off his year of academic leave by buckling down to work on his next book. But after Wall Street reached a crisis point in mid-September, he realized he'd have to postpone those plans.
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