Greg Mankiw ‘80, economic advisor to 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (2003-2005), and the Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University, presented a public talk titled, “The Challenges Facing Monetary and Fiscal Policy” on October 20, 2011. As a student Mankiw studied economics at Princeton University and MIT. As a teacher, he has taught macroeconomics, microeconomics, statistics, and principles of economics. He is a prolific writer and a regular participant in academic and policy debates. His research includes work on price adjustment, consumer behavior, financial markets, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth. His published articles have appeared in academic journals, such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Quarterly Journal of Economics, and in more widely accessible forums, such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Fortune. The event was part of the Woodrow Wilson School’s “Economic Recovery: Perils, Politics and Possibilities” thematic lecture series.