Department of Economics
New York, NY 10027
Professor of Economics, Barnard College
Perry G. Mehrling, Professor of Economics, joined the faculty of Barnard in 1987. He has held visiting positions at the Sloan School of Management at MIT and at Boston University. At Barnard, Professor Mehrling teaches courses on the economics of money and banking, the history of finance, and the financial dimensions of the U.S. retirement, health, and education systems. Professor Mehrling’s research focuses on the foundations of monetary economics and the history and applications of monetary economics and finance. He aims to develop a theory of money that takes as its starting point the inside credit character of modern money, in order to integrate monetary economics with modern finance, and so contribute to an alternative money theoretical basis for macroeconomics. Professor Mehrling is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Economics Association, and a member of the Economists Forum at the Financial Times.
Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University
M.Sc., Econometrics & Mathematical Economics, London School of Economics
B.A., Harvard University
Perry Mehrling. Fischer Black and The Revolutionary Idea of Finance. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2005.