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Stephen G Cecchetti

Stephen G. Cecchetti

Stephen G. Cecchetti is Professor of International Economics at the Brandeis International Business School. He previously taught at Brandeis from 2003 to 2008. Before rejoining Brandeis in 2014, Cecchetti completed a five-year term as Economic Adviser and Head of the Monetary and Economic Department at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland. He has also taught at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business and, for 15 years, was a member of the Department of Economics at The Ohio State University.

In addition to his other appointments, Cecchetti served as Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of New York (1997–99); Editor, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking (1992–2001); Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research (1989–2011); and Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research (2008–present).

Cecchetti's research interests include inflation and price measurement, monetary policy, macroeconomic theory, economics of the Great Depression, and the economics of financial regulation. He has published widely in academic and policy journals, and has been a regular contributor to the Financial Times.

During his time at the Bank for International Settlements, Cecchetti participated in the numerous post-crisis global regulatory reform initiatives. This work included involvement with both the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the Financial Stability Board in establishing new international standards.

Cecchetti coauthors with Kim Schoenholtz a blog at

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