MiB: Ethan Harris on Rates and Monetary Policy

In our latest Masters in Business podcast, we speak with Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s co-head of global economic research, Ethan Harris.

Harris is a history buff, as well as an expert on interest rates and monetary policy. He began his career as a researcher at the NY Fed, eventually rising to chief economist at Lehman Brothers. He has a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University, where he also serves as a university fellow. Harris is also the authorof “Ben Bernanke’s Fed: The Federal Reserve After Greenspan.” 

Our jargon-free conversation on the state of the global economy was very accessible to non-economists. His fascinating description of the final days at Lehman Brothers was compelling.

You can stream the full podcast below, or download it on Apple iTunes, Bloomberg, or SoundCloud. All of our earlier podcasts are (yay!) available on iTunesSoundcloud and Bloomberg.

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