Perry G. Mehrling


Perry G. Mehrling is professor of economics at Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He was professor of economics at Barnard College in New York City for 30 years. There, he taught courses on the economics of money and banking, the history of money and finance, and the financial dimensions of the U.S. retirement, health, and education systems. His most recent book is The New Lombard Street: How the Fed became the dealer of last resort (Princeton 2011). His best-known book Fischer Black and the Revolutionary Idea of Finance (Wiley 2005, 2012) has recently been released in a revised paperback edition. Currently, Prof. Mehrling directs the educational initiatives of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, one of which is his course Economics of Money and Banking, available on Coursera at

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Margin Call--"Mama there's wolves in the house"

Article | Oct 23, 2011

Jack Bauer comes to Wall Street, in the person of Sam Rogers, played by Kevin Spacey.

Making Markets

Article | Oct 17, 2011

Plumbing Matters

First Liquidity, then Solvency

Article | Oct 6, 2011

First ECB, then EFSF

Lords of Finance Redux

Article | Oct 1, 2011

Forget the G7, Watch the C5

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Curriculum Committee Report

Video | Apr 6, 2011

Robert Skidelsky and Perry Mehrling report on the project at the Institute’s 2011 Bretton Woods conference.

The Economic Crisis and the Crisis in Economics

New Economic Thinking 2010

Event Plenary | Apr 8–11, 2010

The Institute for New Economic Thinking convened many of the world’s most distinguished economists, academics and thought leaders at its inaugural Conference at King’s College, University of Cambridge.