Kristin Forbes

Visiting Fellow (On leave for public service)

Kristin Forbes, visiting fellow, is on leave for public service. She is an associate professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management. She is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. From 2003 to 2005, she served as a member of the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers and was the youngest person to ever hold this position. During 2001–02 she worked in the US Treasury Department as the deputy assistant secretary of quantitative policy analysis, Latin American and Caribbean nations. At the start of 2005, she was honored as a “Young Global Leader” as part of the World Economic Forum at Davos. She has written extensively on financial-market contagion, capital controls, currency crises, and the relationship between income inequality and economic growth. She is coeditor of International Financial Contagion (2001) with Stijn Claessens. Forbes was awarded the Milken Award for Distinguished Economic Research in 2000.

Recent Content

Past Event
William R. Cline (PIIE), Kristin Forbes (PIIE), Jeremy Lawson (Institute of International Finance), J. W. Rust (Booz Allen Hamilton), Kristin Forbes (PIIE), Kathleen Sifer (Booz Allen Hamilton), Antoine van Agtmael (Sunrise Foundation), James Harmon (Caravel Management, LLC) and Todd Moss (Center for Global Development)
March 10, 2011
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William R. Cline (PIIE), Kristin Forbes (PIIE), Jeremy Lawson (Institute of International Finance), J. W. Rust (Booz Allen Hamilton), Kristin Forbes (PIIE), Kathleen Sifer (Booz Allen Hamilton), Antoine van Agtmael (Sunrise Foundation), James Harmon (Caravel Management, LLC) and Todd Moss (Center for Global Development)
March 10, 2011
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Edwin M. Truman (PIIE), C. Fred Bergsten (PIIE), Rodrigo de Rato (International Monetary Fund), Timothy D. Adams (US Department of the Treasury), Morris Goldstein (PIIE), John Williamson (PIIE), C. Randall Henning (PIIE), Rawi Abdelal (Harvard Business School), Edwin M. Truman (PIIE), Lorenzo Bini Smaghi (Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank), Miles Kahler (University of California, San Diego), Martin Redrado (Central Bank of Argentina), William R. Cline (PIIE), Gregor Irwin (Bank of England), Chris Salmon (Bank of England), Kemal Dervis (United Nations Development Program), Nancy Birdsall (Center for Global Development), Tito Cordella (International Monetary Fund), Eduardo Levy Yeyati (Harvard Kennedy School of Government), Kristin Forbes (PIIE), John B. Taylor (Under Secretary of Treasury for International Affairs), Steven Radelet, Michael Mussa (PIIE), Ariel Buira (Group of 24), Desmond Lachman (American Enterprise Institute), Karin Lissakers (International Monetary Fund), Barry Eichengreen (University of California, Berkeley), Mohamed A. El-Erian (Allianz), Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa (Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank) and Yu Yongding (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
September 23, 2005