Perry Mehrling

Professor of Economics

Barnard College

Perry G. Mehrling, Professor of Economics, joined the faculty of Barnard in 1987. He has also held visiting positions at the Sloan School of Management at MIT, and at Boston University. At Barnard, Professor Mehrling teaches courses on the economics of money and banking, the history of finance, and the financial dimensions of the U.S. retirement, health, and education systems. Professor Mehrling is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Economics Association, and a member of the Economists Forum at the Financial Times.

Professor Mehrling's research focuses on the foundations of monetary economics and the history and applications of monetary economics and finance. He aims to develop a theory of money that takes as its starting point the inside credit character of modern money, in order to integrate monetary economics with modern finance, and so contribute to an alternative money theoretical basis for macroeconomics.

He is the author of several publications, including The New Lombard Street: How the Fed Became the Dealer of Last Resort (2010) and Fischer Black and The Revolutionary Idea of Finance (2005).