Speaker's Biography:

Peter Passell
Senior Fellow, Milken Institute; Editor, The Milken Institute Review

Peter Passell is a senior fellow at the Milken Institute and editor of The Milken Institute Review, the Institute's economic quarterly. Passell joined the Institute after eight years as economics columnist for the news department of The New York Times. He previously served on The New York Times editorial board and was an assistant professor at Columbia University's Graduate Department of Economics. Passell has written for both technical and non-technical publications, including The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Nation, The American Economic Review and the Journal of Political Economy, among others. His most recent book, "Where to Put Your Money Now" (Pocket Books), was published in 2009. His research interests include international finance and trade, climate change, economic history and the economics of crime. Passell received a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.

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