- Mercatus Center Affiliated Senior Scholar
- Member, Financial Markets Working Group
- Former Economist, Federal Reserve and Freddie Mac
Arnold Kling is an affiliated senior scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University where he is also a member of the Financial Markets Working Group. As a member of the working group, Dr. Kling draws on his experience at Freddie Mac and the Federal Reserve to increase understanding of monetary policy, the regulation “anomaly,” and the inside workings of America's federal financial institutions.
Dr. Kling served as a senior economist at Freddie Mac from 1986 to 1994. He was an economist on the staff of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1980 to 1986. Previously, he started Homefair, one of the first commercial websites on the Internet. He has taught economics and statistics at Berman Hebrew Academy in Rockville, MD, and economics for the citizen at George Mason University.
Dr. Kling has authored five books, Learning Economics, a collection of essays on economic issues, Under the Radar, and Crisis of Abundance: Rethinking How We Pay for Health Care, Invisible Wealth (with Nick Sculz) and Unchecked and Unbalanced. For ten years he contributed to the popular economics blog, EconLog. His essays appear at American.com and EconLib.org. He has testified before Congress on the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Dr. Kling received his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.