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Richard Cooper, Expert on the World Economy, Joins Brookings as a Visiting Fellow

Richard Cooper, Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics at Harvard University, joined the Brookings Institution as a visiting fellow on February 16. He will explore a variety of global economic issues.

Cooper served as chairman of the National Intelligence Council from 1995 to 1997 and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston from 1990 to 1992. He was under secretary of state for economic affairs in the Carter Administration and served as deputy secretary for international monetary affairs from 1965 to 1966. He was a professor at Yale University from 1966 to 1977 and served as provost from 1972 to 1974.

“Brookings will benefit greatly from the broad sweep of Dick Cooper’s scholarship and practical experience in the field of international economics,” said Michael H. Armacost, the Institution’s president.

Cooper is a director and chairman of the advisory committee for the Institute for International Economics and a member of the Trilateral Commission; Council on Foreign Relations; Aspen Strategy Group; and the executive panel, chief of naval operations, of the U.S. Navy.

Cooper also formerly served as a director of the Overseas Development Council, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, German Marshall Fund, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a former consultant to the Council of Economic Advisers, National Security Council, U.S. State Department, the U.S. Treasury Department, the United Nations, and The World Bank.

The most recent of his many books include: Trade Growth in Transition Economies (Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 1997), which he coedited; Macroeconomic Policy and Adjustment in Korea, 1970-1990 (Harvard Institute for International Development, 1994), which he edited and to which he contributed; and Environment and Resource Policies for the World Economy (Brookings Institution Press, 1994).

He holds degrees from Oberlin College, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Harvard University. He received the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal and the Foreign Affairs Award in the U.S. State Department.

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