Megan Greene

Megan Greene

Formal First Name

Megan Greene is Global Chief Economist and Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School. She has been a leading voice in global macroeconomics for the past 15 years, examining the intersection of macroeconomics, financial markets, and politics. Greene is a renowned writer and educator whose current focus is on the drivers of wage and income inequality around the world. Greene regularly advises governments and central banks in the United States, United Kingdom, Eurozone, and Japan. A leading expert on the euro crisis, her views are widely sought after on the German, Irish, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Cypriot economies as well.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Greene rose to prominence for her coverage of the euro crisis in 2008, when she correctly predicted a Greek government bailout and eventual debt write down. 
  • She advised both the UK House of Commons and House of Lords on the Brexit referendum.
  • She is also the first Dame DeAnne Julius Senior Fellow in International Economics at Chatham House.
  • She is a frequent keynote speaker for financial services clients, trade associations and policymakers.
  • She has a biweekly column in the Financial Times on global macroeconomics.
  • She appears regularly on TV and radio outlets such as Bloomberg, CNBC, NPR, and BBC.
  • She was the first female member of the centuries-old International Club of Business Economists.
  • She obtained a position on the external advisory board of the Irish government’s Public Budget Office.
  • She has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.

Current Appointments

She has taught seminars on sovereign debt crises and global macroeconomics at:

She writes a monthly column on global economics for: