Economist Brad W. Setser Returns to CFR as Senior Fellow

Brad W. Setser returns to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) as a senior fellow with the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies. 

January 6, 2016

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January 5, 2016—Brad W. Setser returns to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) as a senior fellow with the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies. Setser’s work at CFR will focus on the changing patterns of global capital flows, the reemergence of Asia’s savings glut, and financial vulnerabilities in emerging economies. He will also resume his blog on trade and financial flows, Follow the Money, and will direct a roundtable series on international economics.

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“We are delighted to welcome Brad Setser, a distinguished scholar and practitioner, back to the Council,” said CFR President Richard N. Haass. “Brad has been doing important work at the Treasury department and his return to CFR will make our outstanding economics program even stronger.”

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For the past four years, Setser has been the deputy assistant secretary for international economic analysis in the U.S. Department of the Treasury where he has worked on Europe’s financial crisis, currency policy, financial sanctions, commodity shocks, and, most recently, Puerto Rico’s debt crisis. He was previously the director for international economics, serving jointly on the staff of the National Economic Council and the National Security Council.

Setser is the coauthor, with Nouriel Roubini, of Bailouts and Bail-ins: Responding to Financial Crises in Emerging Economies. He was an international affairs fellow at CFR in 2003, and a fellow from 2007 to 2009. He received master’s and doctorate degrees in international relations from the University of Oxford, a master’s degree in applied international economics from Sciences Po, and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.

About the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies

The Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies (CGS) works to promote a better understanding of how economic and geopolitical forces interact to influence world affairs.

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