N. Gregory Mankiw is Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He studied economics at Princeton University and MIT. Dr. Mankiw is a respected writer and a routine participant in academic and policy disputes. His research consists of work on rate change, consumer habits, financial markets, financial and financial policy, and economic development. His released short articles have actually appeared in scholastic journals, such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Quarterly Journal of Economics, and in more extensively accessible forums, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Fortune. Dr. Mankiw has actually been a research partner of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Congressional Budget Office, and a member of the ETS test development committee for the innovative positioning test in economics. From 2003 to 2005, he served as chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers.