Economist Carmen Reinhart Joins Peterson Institute as Fellow

Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Carmen Reinhart, the University of Maryland professor who has studied eight centuries of financial crises, was named a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Washington-based nonprofit said.

Reinhart, co-author of the 2009 book “This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly,” is being appointed to an endowed chair named after the late Dennis Weatherstone, former chairman and chief executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s predecessor company, according to a release from the institute.

Reinhart, 55, had been at the University of Maryland since 1996. Her husband, Vincent Reinhart, is a former monetary-affairs director at the Federal Reserve and now resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington-based research organization that favors limited government and free markets.

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