|Occupation||Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship|
|Employer||MIT Sloan School of Management|
Simon Johnson is the Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship at MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C., a co-founder of BaselineScenario.com, a popular website on the global economy, as well as a member of the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Economic Advisers. He is a published author and recently co-authored 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and The Next Financial Meltdown, which is a bestselling analysis of the dangers currently posed by the US financial sector.
He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a CEPR Research Fellow, a BREAD affiliate, a member of the advisory group at the Center for Global Development (CGD) in Washington, D.C., a member of the International Advisory Board of the Center for Social and Economic Research in Warsaw, and a non-resident research fellow at the Asian Institute for Corporate Governance of Korea University.
Johnson was the International Monetary Fund's Economic Counselor (chief economist) and director of its research department from March 2007 to August 2008. He is also a co-director of the NBER Africa Project and works with various non-profits around the world. From 2000-2001, he served as a member of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission's Advisory Committee on Market Information. Previously, he has worked closely with clients in the investment banking, oil, telecommunications, and consumer goods sectors on worldwide issues.
Johnson earned his BA from the University of Oxford in Economics and Politics, an MA from the University of Manchester in Economics, and his PhD in Economics from MIT.