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Ralph C. Bryant

Senior Fellow - Economic Studies, Global Economy and Development

Ralph C. Bryant is a senior fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. His primary fields of expertise are international economics, monetary economics and macroeconomic policy.

Prior to joining Brookings, Bryant was director of the Division of International Finance at the Federal Reserve Board and the international economist for the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee. He has frequently participated in advisory groups and served as consultant to organizations such as the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Treasury, the Congressional Budget Office, the World Bank, the IMF, the OECD, and the National Science Foundation. He has also served in teaching capacities, as a professor in International Finance at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and as a program director for the SEANZA Central Banking Course.

During 1995-97, Bryant served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC. Queen Elizabeth selected him as a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1990 and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1996. During 1996, he was the Professorial Fellow in Monetary Economics in New Zealand, based at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the Victoria University of Wellington. In 1989 and 1990 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies at the Bank of Japan. In 1983 he was the first recipient of the Distinguished Fellowship in International Banking and Finance at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore. In 1969 he was awarded an International Affairs Fellowship to England by the Council on Foreign Relations.

Bryant’s latest books are Turbulent Waters: Cross-Border Finance and International Governance (Brookings, June 2003) and Crisis Prevention and Prosperity Management for the World Economy (Brookings, June 2004). He is a co-organizer of a Brookings project, The Global Dimensions of Demographic Change, which carries out research on the consequences for the world economy of population aging.

Born in 1938 in Colorado, Bryant received his bachelor's degree in History, the Arts and Letters from Yale University in 1960. As a Rhodes Scholar, he received a B.Phil degree in Economics from Oxford University in 1963. In 1966, he was awarded a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University. He is married to Coralie Bryant, and has three daughters and four grandchildren.

Ralph C. Bryant is a senior fellow in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. His primary fields of expertise are international economics, monetary economics and macroeconomic policy.

Prior to joining Brookings, Bryant was director of the Division of International Finance at the Federal Reserve Board and the international economist for the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee. He has frequently participated in advisory groups and served as consultant to organizations such as the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Treasury, the Congressional Budget Office, the World Bank, the IMF, the OECD, and the National Science Foundation. He has also served in teaching capacities, as a professor in International Finance at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and as a program director for the SEANZA Central Banking Course.

During 1995-97, Bryant served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC. Queen Elizabeth selected him as a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1990 and an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1996. During 1996, he was the Professorial Fellow in Monetary Economics in New Zealand, based at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and the Victoria University of Wellington. In 1989 and 1990 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies at the Bank of Japan. In 1983 he was the first recipient of the Distinguished Fellowship in International Banking and Finance at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore. In 1969 he was awarded an International Affairs Fellowship to England by the Council on Foreign Relations.

Bryant’s latest books are Turbulent Waters: Cross-Border Finance and International Governance (Brookings, June 2003) and Crisis Prevention and Prosperity Management for the World Economy (Brookings, June 2004). He is a co-organizer of a Brookings project, The Global Dimensions of Demographic Change, which carries out research on the consequences for the world economy of population aging.

Born in 1938 in Colorado, Bryant received his bachelor’s degree in History, the Arts and Letters from Yale University in 1960. As a Rhodes Scholar, he received a B.Phil degree in Economics from Oxford University in 1963. In 1966, he was awarded a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University. He is married to Coralie Bryant, and has three daughters and four grandchildren.

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