Atif Mian

JRCPPF Director and Theodore A. Wells '29 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

Atif Mian's work studies the connections between finance and the macroeconomy. His latest book, House of Debt (co-authored with Amir Sufi) builds upon powerful new data to describe how debt precipitated the Great Recession, why debt continues to threaten the global economy, and the policy implications of fixing the financial system. House of Debt has received critical claim from The New York TimesFinancial TimesThe Wall Street Journal,The Economist, and The Atlantic, among many others. 

He holds a bachelors degree in mathematics and computer science, and a Ph.D. in economics, both from MIT. Prior to joining Princeton in 2012, he taught at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

His research has appeared in many top academic journals, including the American Economic ReviewEconometrica, Quarterly Journal of EconomicsJournal of FinanceReview of Financial Studies and Journal of Financial Economics.

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For more information about Mian and his work, please visit scholar.princeton.edu/atif.