Atif R. Mian

Program Director For Macro Policy And Finance, CERP

Atif Mian is currently Professor of Economics at the Princeton University as well as a Board Member at CERP. 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 emphasizes the role played by political, governance, and organizational constraints in shaping the effectiveness and scope of financial markets. His mor 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. Professor Mian’s work has also been profiled by leading media outlets such as The Economist and The Wall Street Journal.