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Biography of Dr. N. Gregory Mankiw
Former Chairman of the Council of Economic Adviser

Dr. N. Gregory Mankiw Dr. N. Gregory Mankiw was appointed by the President and sworn into office as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers on May 29, 2003.

Dr. Mankiw is on leave from Harvard University where he is Professor of Economics. As a student, he studied economics at Princeton University and MIT. As a teacher, he has taught macroeconomics, microeconomics, statistics, and principles of economies. He even spent one summer long ago as a sailing instructor on Long Beach Island

Dr. Mankiw is a prolific writer and a regular participant in academic and policy debates. His research includes work on price adjustment, consumer behavior, financial markets, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth. His published articles have appeared in academic journals, such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Quarterly Journal of Economics, and in more widely accessible forums, such as The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Fortune.

He has written two popular textbooks - the intermediate-level textbook "Macroeconomics" (Worth Publishers) and the introductory textbook "Principles of Economics" (South- Western/Thomson), Together, these two books have sold about a million copies and have been translated into seventeen languages.

In addition to his teaching, research, and writing, Professor Mankiw is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an adviser to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Congressional Budget Office, and a member of the ETS test development committee for the advanced placement exam in economics.

Dr. Mankiw lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts, with his wife and three children.