Scott Sumner is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, Professor of Economics at Bentley University, and Ralph G. Hawtrey Chair of Monetary Policy and Director of the Program on Monetary Policy at the Mercatus Center. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago and he edits the influential blog "The Money Illusion." In 2012, the Chronicle of Higher Education referred to Sumner as among the most influential economist bloggers, along with N. Gregory Mankiw of Harvard University and Paul Krugman of Princeton University. In 2012, Foreign Policy ranked Sumner jointly with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke 15th on its list of "100 Top Global Thinkers."
Professor Sumner is a contributor to numerous scholarly volumes, and his articles and reviews have appeared in such journals as the Journal of Political Economy; Business and Society Review; Journal of Policy Modeling; Economic Inquiry; Contributions to Macroeconomics; Economic Letters; Journal of Macroeconomics; Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; and Bulletin of Economic Research.