Adam S. Posen is an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England, by appointment of the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, until September 2012. He remains a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, which he joined in 1997. His research and policy expertise focuses on macroeconomic policy and forecasting, European and Japanese political economy, central banking issues, and the resolution of financial crises. At the height of the current crisis, in December 2008, Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman opined online, "People should be reading Adam Posen."
A widely recognized expert on monetary policy, Posen was a visiting scholar and consultant at central banks worldwide prior to joining the Bank of England, including on multiple occasions at the Federal Reserve Board, the European Central Bank, and the Deutsche Bundesbank. He has also been a consultant on a variety of economic and foreign policy issues to several US government agencies (including the Departments of State and Treasury, the Council of Economic Advisors, and the National Intelligence Council), the European Commission, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, the UK Cabinet Office, and to the International Monetary Fund. He is in his third two-year term as a member of the Panel of Economic Advisers to the US Congressional Budget Office, until summer 2011.