About Us

Co-Directors
Ilyana Kuziemko
Christopher A. Sims

Associate Director
Dana L. Molina

Administrator
Kathleen A. Hurley

Advisory Board
James A. Baker, III
W. Michael Blumenthal
Joshua B. Bolten
Brendan T. Byrne Jr.
Janet M. Clarke
Joseph S. Fichera
Arminio Fraga
William H. Frist
Benjamin H. Griswold IV
Jean E. Manas
Nicholas J. Nicholas Jr.
Richard Rampell
Owen J. Roberts
Neal M. Soss
Lynn B. Thoman
Elizabeth P. Walsh

Faculty Steering Committee
Orley C. Ashenfelter
Alan S. Blinder
Markus K. Brunnermeier
Gene M. Grossman
Burton G. Malkiel
Wolfgang Pesendorfer
Stephen J. Redding
Owen M. Zidar

Senior Research Scholar
William C. Dudley

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Jonathon Hazell
Jose P. Vasquez

Nicholas J. Nicholas Jr. Fellow
Owen M. Zidar

Graduate Student Fellows
Thomas Kroen
Victoria Larsen
Christopher Mills
Yinuo Zhang

Undergraduate Associates
Jack Aiello
Athena R. Damon
Sara Hailu
Santiago Robertson-Lavalle
Arthur M. Markley
Devin Sun

The Benjamin H. Griswold III, Class of 1933, Center for Economic Policy Studies was founded by Alan S. Blinder in 1989, to support policy-related research in the Department of Economics at Princeton University, and to foster communication among members of the academic, business, and government communities. Alan S. Blinder ’67, Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, is a regular columnist for The Wall Street Journal, a former vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and a former member of President William J. Clinton’s original Council of Economic Advisers.

Blinder co-directed the Center with Harvey S. Rosen, John L. Weinberg Professor of Economics and Business Policy Emeritus and a former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush. Blinder and Rosen were succeeded by Hyun Song Shin and the late Uwe E. Reinhardt in 2011.

Christopher A. Sims succeeded Shin in 2013 and Ilyana Kuziemko succeeded Reinhardt in 2016. Sims is the John J. F. Sherrerd ’52 University Professor of Economics; and co-winner with Thomas Sargent of the 2011 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their independent work on the cause and effect on the macroeconomy. Kuziemko is a professor of economics and served as deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 2009-2010, working primarily on the development and early implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Sound economic policy depends on rigorous research informed by the expertise of economists, policymakers, and business leaders. The Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies (GCEPS) supports policy-related research in the Department of Economics through our visiting scholars program, public talks, faculty and graduate student funding, and our undergraduate research forums. Research fields include debt and deficits, changes in asset management, monetary policy, international trade policy, job security for U.S. workers, tax policy, healthcare, and financial market regulation.

GCEPS fosters communication among members of the academic, business, and government communities through a number of highly successful programs each academic year. The strength of our programs is reflected in the strong ties the Center has established with leading policymakers through our advisory board and among our members and program speakers. Members are invited to participate in forums and symposia that bring together experts to discuss a wide range of timely economic and financial policy issues, share their insights, and share research results and business perspectives amongst targeted private- and public-sector policymakers.

GCEPS activities are supported by individual and corporate memberships and the generous endowment from Benjamin H. Griswold IV. Investment banking executive Benjamin H. Griswold IV, a member of Princeton’s Class of 1962, and his family made a substantial gift to endow the Center for Economic Policy Studies (CEPS) in 2011 and the Center was renamed the Benjamin H. Griswold III, Class of 1933, Center for Economic Policy Studies, in honor of Griswold’s father, a member of Princeton’s Class of 1933.