Kristin J. Forbes

Kristin J. Forbes
  • Professor of Global Economics
    MIT - Sloan School of Management

Kristin Forbes is the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Professor of Global Economics at MIT's Sloan School of Management. She has moved between academia and senior policy positions in the US government, including serving as a Member of the White House's Council of Economic Advisers (2003-2005) and as a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the US Treasury Department (2001-2002). Her research addresses policy-related questions in international finance, including capital flows, financial crises and contagion. Forbes is currently on the Governor's Council of Economic Advisers for Massachusetts and on the board of Deworm the World. She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Member of the Trilateral Commission and Council on Foreign Relations. She is also on the academic advisory board for the Peterson Institute of International Economics, Congressional Budget Office, Center for Global Development and Council on Foreign Relations. Forbes received a BA in Economics from Williams College (Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honours) and a PhD in Economics from MIT.