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Allan Howard Meltzer (February 6, 1928 – May 8, 2017) was an American economist and professor of Political Economy at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business and Institute for Politics and Strategy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[1] He was born in Boston, Massachusetts to a Jewish family.[2]

Meltzer specialized on studying monetary policy and the Federal Reserve System, and has authored several academic papers and books on the development and applications of monetary policy, and about the history of central banking in the US.[3] Together with Karl Brunner, he created the Shadow Open Market Committee: a monetarist council that deeply criticized the Federal Open Market Committee.[4]

Meltzer served as president of the Mont Pelerin Society for the 2012–2014 term.[5]

Meltzer died on May 8, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the age of 89.[6]


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