Laurence H. Meyer

  • Laurence H. Meyer
    Distinguished Scholar (Non-resident)
  • Laurence Meyer is a distinguished scholar at CSIS. He served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from June 1996 until January 2002. Before becoming a member of the board, he was president of Laurence H. Meyer and Associates, a St. Louis-based economic consulting firm specializing in macroeconomic forecasting and policy analysis, and a professor of economics at Washington University, where he was also a research associate of the Center for the Study of American Business. In 1982, Dr. Meyer cofounded Laurence H. Meyer and Associates, an economic forecasting firm. Widely recognized as one of the nation's leading forecasters, Dr. Meyer was honored by Business Week in 1986 as the top forecaster on its forecast panel. He was similarly honored in 1993 and 1996 with the prestigious Annual Forecast Award, presented to the most accurate forecaster on the panel for the blue chip economic indicators. Dr. Meyer has served as an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He has had numerous articles published in professional journals, has authored a textbook on macroeconomic modeling, and has testified before the Congress on macroeconomic policy issues. He received a B.A. (magna cum laude) from Yale University in 1965 and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1970.

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