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Daniel H. Neilson

Professor Daniel Neilson

Assistant Professor of Economics


Liebowitz Center for International Studies

Academic Program Affiliation(s)

Social Studies, Economics

Areas of Specialization

  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary economics
  • Financial economics


Research Interests: Central banking and monetary policy; China's financial system

Teaching Interests: Macroeconomics; international trade and finance

Favorite/Regular Courses Offered

  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Economics of Post-Reform China


PhD in Economics, Columbia University
AA and BA, Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Daniel H. Neilson is a monetary economist, specializing in the structure of the monetary and financial system. He is the author of Minsky, a reading of the works of the theorist of financial crisis. He also writes Soon Parted, a newsletter about central banking, monetary theory and fintech. Dan teaches economics classes that touch on money and banking, debt, international finance, China’s financial system, economic transition, and the construction of authority. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University and a B.A. in mathematics and music from Bard College at Simon's Rock. Dan is a user of Arch Linux, an opponent of closed platforms, and, in general, a minimalist.