Kristin Forbes

Sloan School of Management, MIT

Kristin Forbes is the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Professor of Global Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management. She has regularly rotated between academia and economic policy positions in the U.S. government. From 2003 to 2005 Forbes served as a Member of the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers. From 2001-2002 she was a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Treasury Department. Her academic research explores policy-related issues in international finance, including financial crises, contagion, international capital flows, capital controls, tax policy, and exchange-rate movements.

Forbes is currently a member of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisers for Massachusetts, the Trilateral Commission, and the Council on Foreign Relations. She was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and on the academic academic advisory board for the Peterson Institute for International Economic, Congressional Budget Office, and Center for Global Development. She is a member of the Bellagio Group, Trilateral Commission, and Council on Foreign Relations and on the board of Deworm the World, an organization that improves education in developing countries through school-based deworming. She has won numerous teaching awards at MIT and teaches one of the most popular classes at Sloan. She received her PhD in Economics at MIT and her BA, summa cum laude with highest honors from Williams College.


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