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Benjamin M. Friedman

Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University

Benjamin M. Friedman is the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy and former chairman of the Department of Economics at Harvard University, where he has taught for more than three decades.

His book “Day of Reckoning: The Consequences of American Economic Policy Under Reagan and After” received the George S. Eccles Prize, awarded annually for excellence in writing about economics.

He also has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Review of Books. He and his wife, Barbara, and their two sons live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Articles by Benjamin M. Friedman

Thailand, Ghana and the Military "Coup Trap"

How does a country's per capita income affect its government, culture and society?

December 5, 2005