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Michael Mussa

Former Director, Department of Research, International Monetary Fund

Michael Mussa (1944–2012) was a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics from 2001 to 2012. From 1991 to 2001, he served as economic counselor and director of the Department of Research at the IMF.

Mr. Mussa served as a member of U.S. President Ronald Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers from August 1986 to September 1988. He was a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago (1976-91) and was on the faculty of the Department of Economics at the University of Rochester (1971-76).

Mr. Mussa’s main areas of research were international economics, macroeconomics, monetary economics and municipal finance. He published widely in these fields in professional journals and research volumes. He is author of “Argentina and the Fund: From Triumph to Tragedy” (2002) and editor of “C. Fred Bergsten and the World Economy” (2006).

Articles by Michael Mussa

The Worst Crisis Since the Great Depression?

Have we exaggerated the severity of the current financial crisis?

October 3, 2008

Globalization and the End of Imperialism

Why has the 20th century been so unkind to imperialism?

March 2, 2001