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