Michael Mussa is the Economic Counsellor and the Director of the Department of Research at the International Monetary Fund, a position he has held since September of 1991.
In this capacity, he is responsible for advising the Management of the Fund and the Fund's Executive Board on broad issues of economic policy and in providing analysis of ongoing developments in the world economy. He also supervises the activities of the Research Department, including preparation of the World Economic Outlook.
Before joining the staff of the Fund, Michael Mussa was a long time member of the faculty of the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business. By appointment of President Ronald Reagan, Dr. Mussa served as a member of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers from August of 1986 to September of 1988.
Dr. Mussa's main areas of research are international economics, macroeconomics, monetary economics, and municipal finance.