Professor economics at Harvard University
Richard N. Cooper is professor economics at Harvard University, where he has taught for over thirty years.
Before then he was professor and provost of Yale University. He has served on several occasions in public service, most notably as Undersecretary of State for Economic Affairs in the Administration of President Jimmy Carter and as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Trilateral Commission. He has written or edited many books and articles on international economic affairs.