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About the Author
Gerald D. Cohen

Haver Analytics is pleased to bring Gerald D. Cohen's commentaries on the state of the U.S. economy to its clients.

Gerald D. Cohen was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Macroeconomic Analysis at the U.S. Department of Treasury from 2014 to 2017. He was responsible for monitoring, analyzing, and briefing senior staff on U.S. macroeconomic developments. He helped formulate and evaluate the impact of policy proposals on the U.S. economy, and was a senior member of the team that developed the semiannual Administration 10-year economic and financial forecast.

Prior to joining the Department of Treasury, Gerald was a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution where his research focused on the intersection between financial markets and economic fundamentals. This research agenda followed from his almost ten year career managing the Global Macro Group of Ziff Brothers Investments, where Gerald and his team were responsible for analyzing global macroeconomic conditions and developing and implementing long-term investment strategies based on these analyses. Prior to Ziff, Gerald worked at Merrill Lynch and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and is co-author of Political Cycles and the Macroeconomy with Alberto Alesina and Nouriel Roubini.