NBER Reporter: Spring 2003

NBER Profile: Menzie Chinn

Menzie Chinn is a Research Associate in the NBER's International Finance and Macroeconomics Program and is a National Fellow at the NBER during the 2002-3 academic year. He is also Professor of Economics at the University of California at Santa Cruz. During 2000-1, Chinn served as senior staff economist for international finance on the Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton and Bush Administrations. His responsibilities included research on Japanese macroeconomic policy issues and assessing the implications of energy market developments. He also has been a visiting scholar at the IMF, the Federal Reserve Board, and Humboldt University in Berlin.

Chinn received his A.B. in economics from Harvard University in 1984 and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. He began teaching at UC Santa Cruz in 1991. His research focuses on the macroeconomic interaction between countries, using econometric methods. His earlier work examined the determinants of exchange rate behavior among developed countries, with an emphasis on the role of productivity differentials. His later research examines the empirical factors underlying currency crises. Recently, he has examined the interaction between capital controls, institutional characteristics of economies, and the financial development of credit and equity markets.

Chinn resides in Santa Cruz, California, and is married to Laura Schwendinger, a composer at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Menzie Chinn

NBER Profile: Angus S. Deaton

Angus S. Deaton is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Economic Fluctuations and Growth and Health Care and is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School. His current research interests include the determinants of health in rich and poor countries and the measurement of poverty and inequality around the world.

Deaton received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Cambridge University in England, where he has also taught. A British citizen, he was Professor of Econometrics at the University of Bristol from 1976 to 1983.

Deaton is a Fellow of the British Academy, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Econometric Society. In 1978 he was the first recipient of the Econometric Society's Frisch Medal.

He lives in Princeton with his wife, the economist Anne Case. When they are not working, they like to cook, and they maintain homes away from home at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, on the Madison River in Ennis, Montana, and in the British Airways Lounge at Heathrow.

Angus S. Deaton

NBER Profile: Jean Olson Lanjouw

Jean O. Lanjouw is a Faculty Research Fellow in the NBER=s Program on Productivity. She is also a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies and Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, Washington, DC, and an Associate Professor of Economics in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California at Berkeley.

Lanjouw obtained her A.B. in Mathematics and Economics from Miami University and her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics, UK. Her current projects focus on domestic and international property rights issues. Her research has been published in a wide variety of academic journals including the Review of Economic Studies, Econometrica, the Journal of Development Economics, and the Journal of Industrial Economics. She also has organized several conferences on patent reform and statistics and has consulted for the World Bank, the UNDP, and statistical organizations in South Africa and Brazil.

She and her husband, Peter Lanjouw, currently reside in Washington, D.C. with their two children, Max and Else.

Jean Olson Lanjouw
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