Megan Greene

Renowned for her stunning early prediction of the eurozone crisis in 2006 and her work on inequality and rules in macroeconomics that no longer work, Harvard Senior Fellow Megan Greene informs and entertains with her no-nonsense and witty delivery of complex concepts in plain English. With a global focus drawn from a career split between the UK and US, she examines the intersection of macroeconomics, financial markets and politics. Megan is not your typical two-handed economist—she has strong opinions and challenges conventional thinking, but is well-informed and fair. She has a breadth of experience working in financial services, academia and policy and tailors her insights and forecasts specifically for her audiences.

Megan currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School, where she is working on a book examining the gaps between theory and reality in economics today and how they prevent us from addressing the biggest economic, financial, political and social issue of our time: inequality. She is also the first Dame DeAnne Julius Senior Fellow in International Economics at Chatham House.

Ms Greene is a frequent keynote speaker for financial services clients, trade associations and policymakers. She has a biweekly column in the Financial Times on global macroeconomics and appears regularly on TV and radio outlets such as Bloomberg, CNBC, NPR and BBC.

She also serves on the board of directors of the National Association for Business Economists (NABE), the Parliamentary Budget Office in Ireland, Rebuilding Macroeconomics (a multi-disciplinary UK research initiative aiming to make economics policy-relevant) and Econofact (a research initiative compiling economics articles in an easily digestible format to combat ‘fake news’). In addition, Megan is as an Affiliate of the Rhodes Center Brown University and a Non-Resident Fellow at Trinity College Dublin and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She regularly advises governments and central banks in the US, UK, eurozone and Japan.

Megan was previously Global Chief Economist at John Hancock/Manulife Asset Management, founder and Chief Economist at Maverick Intelligence, head of European Economics at Roubini Global Economics and the euro crisis expert at the Economist Intelligence Unit. She holds a B.A. from Princeton and an MSc from Oxford.

Featuring this expert

Debt Talks Episode 3 | How Bad Can It Still Get? Credit Risks, Debt Overhang, and the COVID-19 Recession

Click to Register | moderated by Moritz Schularick with Megan Greene, Anatole Koletsky and Yueran Ma

Event Webinar | Hosted by Private Debt | Oct 20, 2020

What is the current situation in credit markets? Will an overhang of debt on corporate balance sheets slow down the recovery from the COVID recession and be a drag on investment going forward? Does the COVID recession still have the potential to turn into a broader financial meltdown?

World Economic Roundtable

Explaining a Decade of Stagnation: Where Do We Go From Here?

Event Discussion | Dec 14, 2017

The World Economic Roundtable seeks to help the business, investment, and policy communities understand ongoing changes in the world economy and to promote a discussion of ideas that can advance the goal of a widely shared global prosperity.