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Adam Lerrick

Scholar
American Enterprise Institute
Adam Lerrick is a Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.   From 2001 to 2010, Mr.Lerrick was the Friends of Allan H. Meltzer Professor of Economics at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.  
 
Mr. Lerrick originated and led the Argentine Bond Restructuring Agency that united the interests of 35,000 European retail investors to create the largest foreign creditor in the $100 billion Argentina debt restructuring.  
 
From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Lerrick served as Advisor on International Economic Policy to the Joint Economic Committee of the Congress of the United States.  He was separately Advisor on International Economic Policy to the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress from 2001 to 2003.   

Formerly head of product development for the international capital markets at Salomon Brothers and then at Credit Suisse First Boston, Mr. Lerrick designed and executed pioneering instruments to meet the large scale financing needs of many governments, among them, Germany, France, Belgium and Sweden.  
 
Mr. Lerrick has written, testified before the U.S. Congress and spoken widely on questions of financial markets, sovereign debt crises and the international financial system.  Academic publications have appeared in the Journal of Monetary Economics and the Journal of Restructuring Finance.  Mr. Lerrick has been a featured speaker at conferences organized by the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Deutsche Bundesbank. 
 
Awarded a PhD in Economics with concentration in international and monetary economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mr. Lerrick was named Institute Scholar.  He graduated from Princeton University summa cum laude in Economics and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.