Benjamin Friedman

Benjamin Friedman

Benjamin Friedman

Professor Friedman's research interests focus on macroeconomics, in particular the economics of monetary and fiscal policy, and on the broader connections between economics and other disciplines.  He currently teaches courses on macroeconomic policy, on the historical influence of religion on economic thinking, and on the origins of economics in political theory.  His best known book is The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth, and in addition to his scholarly work he is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books.  As a Harvard undergraduate he was in Dunster House.