Bradley Prize recipient Allan Meltzer is the Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.
Meltzer has served as a consultant to the U.S. Treasury Department, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, The World Bank, foreign governments, and central banks. He has been a member of the President’s Economic Policy Advisory Board and the President’s Council of Economic Advisors.
From 1973 to 1999, Meltzer chaired the Shadow Open Market Committee. From 1999 to 2000, he chaired the International Financial Institution Advisory Commission, known as the Meltzer Commission, which proposed major reforms of the International Monetary Fund and development banks.
Meltzer’s writings have appeared in numerous publications, including the business press in America and abroad. He is the author of several books — most recently the authoritative, two-volume A History of the Federal Reserve — and more than 300 papers on economic theory and policy. From 1973 to 1996, Meltzer was co-editor of the Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, the Journal of Economic Literature, and The Journal of Finance. His most-recent book is Why Capitalism?
Meltzer is a past president of the Western Economic Association, a fellow of theNational Association of Business Economics (NABE), and a distinguished fellow of theAmerican Economic Association. In 1993, he received AEI’s Irving Kristol Award and NABE’s Adam Smith Award. In 2009, the International Mensa Foundation presented its Distinguished Teacher Award to Meltzer.