Laurence H. Meyer, Ph.D. served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve from 1996 to 2002. Widely recognized as an influential member of the Federal Open Market Committee, Dr. Meyer built a reputation for independent thinking and straight talk about monetary policy.
During his tenure, Dr. Meyer was Chairman of the Federal Reserve's Committee on Supervisory and Regulatory Affairs, overseeing the board's regulatory implementation of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (1999) and its participation in negotiations toward a new international capital accord. He also represented the board in several international forums, including the Financial Stability Forum, the Economic Policy Committee of the OECD and APEC. He was responsible for monitoring developments in the Asia Pacific region and participated in U.S. bilateral dialogues with the central banks and finance ministries of Japan, China and India.
Currently Vice Chairman at Macroeconomic Advisers (MA) Dr. Meyer offers monetary policy insights in cooperation with MA. With Chris Varvares and Joel Prakken, he co-founded Laurence H. Meyer and Associates (now Macroeconomic Advisers) in 1982, serving as President and Chairman through 1996. The firm was renamed Macroeconomic Advisers (1996) upon his joining the Federal Reserve Board. He is a distinguished scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Meyer launched his career at Washington University in St. Louis where he served the Economics Department (1969 to 1996) as both as Professor and Department Chair. Previously, he served university's Center for the Study of American Business as a Research Associate.
Dr. Meyer received a B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University in 1965 and a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1970.