Allan Meltzer

Allan Meltzer

Formal First Name
2/6/1928 - 5/8/2017

Allan Meltzer was a notable monetary economist of the twentieth century. He had a successful career as a businessman and management adviser. Meltzer is best known for transforming the field of central banking, having dissected the economic disasters of the 1930s and the first decade of the 2000s as well as the recovery from high inflation in the early 1980s. He served as a consultant for several congressional committees, foreign governments, and central banks. His writings have appeared in numerous journals. He also authored several books and numerous papers on economic theory and policy.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • In 1983, Professor Meltzer received a medal for distinguished professional achievement from the University of California, Los Angeles.
  • In 2003, he received the Irving Kristol Award from the American Enterprise Institute and the Adam Smith Award from the National Association for Business Economics.
  • In 2009, he received the Distinguished Teacher Award from the International Mensa Foundation.
  • In 2011, he received the Bradley Award, the Harry Truman Medal for Public Policy, and the Truman Medal for Economic Policy.
  • In 2011, he was named the distinguished fellow by the American Council for Capital Formation and is a distinguished fellow of the American Economic Association.
  • He is memorialized in eleven essays by prominent economists.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.