Thomas Willett

PhD in Economics
University of Virginia
Horton Professor of Economics
Office: Harper East 206
Phone: 909-621-8787
Fax: 909-621-8545

Teaching & Research Interests: International and monetary economics, political economy, and economic policy

Internationally renowned economist and public servant Thomas Willett is Horton Professor of Economics at Claremont Graduate University, where he also serves as director of the Claremont Institute for Economic Policy Studies and co-director of the Freeman Foundation Program in Asian Political Economy. A former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Willett is the author or co-author of nine books and pamphlets and the editor of eighteen more. He has also authored or co-authored over 200 articles in journals and books.

Willett has served as a member and secretary of the president-elect’s task force on balance of payments policy in 1968, as a consultant to the office of the Secretary of the Treasury from 1970 to 1972, and as a consultant to the Council of Economic Advisors in 1969 and from 1970 to 1971. He conducted research as a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund in 2001. He has served as economics editor of Public Policy, as co-editor of Economic Inquiry, and as editor of a series, The Political Economy of Global Interdependence, published by Westview Press. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree, with a double major in economics and mathematics, from the College of William and Mary.

Curriculum Vitae
Claremont Institute for Economic Policy Studies (CIEPS)
Material for Class/Notes on Books & Articles
Working Papers/Books

  • ECON 350: International Money and Finance
  • ECON 358: Advanced Topics in International Money and Finance
  • PP 418: Seminar in International Political Economy
  • PP 419: Advanced Topics in International Political Economy
  • ECON 197: Behavioral Finance
  • SPE 297: China and the Global Economy
  • Econ 102: Macroeconomics
  • Econ 140: The World Economy
  • Econ 145: International Money and Finance