The Benjamin H. Griswold III, Class of 1933, Center for Economic Policy Studies fosters communication among members of the academic, business, and government communities. The Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies (GCEPS) funds the appointment of a senior research scholar in the Department of Economics.

In January 2022, Carolyn A. Wilkins was appointed as senior research scholar. William C. Dudley was appointed as the inaugural senior research scholar in 2019 and now serves as senior advisor to the Griswold Center.

Economics Department Article, 3/1/22: Princeton’s Griswold Center Welcomes Carolyn Wilkins as a Senior Research Scholar.

Carolyn A. Wilkins is the Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies senior research scholar in the Department of Economics at Princeton University, and an external member of the Financial Policy Committee at the Bank of England. Wilkins also co-leads both the Bretton Woods Committee Digital Finance Project Team and the Review of the Reserve Bank of Australia; and serves on the board of directors at Intact Financial Corporation, a company that provides property and casualty insurance in Canada and specialty insurance in North America. Previously, Wilkins had a twenty-year career at the Bank of Canada (2000-2020). She served as its senior deputy governor from 2014 to 2020. Her role included setting monetary and financial system policies with the Governing Council, and overseeing strategic planning and economic research. Wilkins led the development of the Bank of Canada’s market liquidity facilities and large-scale asset purchase program as part of its response to COVID-19. She has contributed to international financial policies over her career, most recently as the Bank of Canada’s G20 and G7 deputy and member of the Financial Stability Board. She has published and spoken on a broad range of international issues, including economic resilience, global financial regulation, and fintech. Wilkins was awarded an honorary doctorate from Wilfrid Laurier University, and received her MA from the University of Western Ontario and her BA from Wilfrid Laurier University, both in economics.

  • Carolyn A. Wilkins, 2022-
  • William C. Dudley, 2019-2022