Menzie D. Chinn is Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the University of Wisconsin's Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs and the Department of Economics. His research is focused on international finance and macroeconomics. He is currently a co-editor of the Journal of International Money and Finance, and a Research Fellow in the International Finance and Macroeconomics Program of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Previously, he has been a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund, the Congressional Budget Office, the Federal Reserve Board, the European Central Bank, and the Banque de France. He also served on the CBO Panel of Economic Advisers, 2011-12. In 2000-2001, Professor Chinn served as Senior Staff Economist for International Finance on the President's Council of Economic Advisers.

With Doug Irwin, he is coauthor of International Economics (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), and with Jeffry Frieden, coauthor of Lost Decades: The Making of America's Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery (2011, W.W. Norton). He is also a contributor to Econbrowser, a weblog on macroeconomic issues.

Prior to his appointment at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2003, Professor Chinn taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received his doctorate in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and his AB from Harvard University.