Atif R. Mian

Co-founder and Director, CERP

Dr. Atif Mian is a co-founder and board member at CERP. He is currently Professor of Economics at the Princeton University. He holds a bachelors degree in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT. Prior to joining Princeton in 2012, he taught at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Chicago. His research studies links between financial markets and the macro economy and emphasises the role played by political, governance, and organisational constraints in shaping the effectiveness and scope of financial markets. His more recent work centers on understanding the origins of the global financial crisis, the political economy of government intervention in financial markets, and the link between asset prices, household borrowing, and consumption.

Professor Mian’s work has appeared in top Economics and Finance journals, including the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Financial Economics. His work has also been profiled by leading media outlets such as The Economist and The Wall Street Journal.