Peter Heller


Peter Heller is a recognized expert on fiscal policy and public finance. The former Deputy Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund, he has advised both industrial and developing countries on broad macroeconomic policy strategies for over 30 years. Currently he is a Visiting Professor of Economics at Williams College and is a member of Bermuda’s Fiscal Responsibility Panel. He was a Senior Adjunct Professor of International Economics at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University, teaching courses on public finance, long-term fiscal challenges, international monetary theory, and international financial institutions. He also is a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Governance at the University of Maastricht and at CERDI of the University of the Auvergne. He also teaches courses on scenario analysis.

Mr Heller has published widely on issues of aging population, health care, and social security. His pioneering book, Who Will Pay? Coping with Aging Societies, Climate Change and Other Long-Term Fiscal Challenges (2003), put the integration of the multiple long-term policy challenges that will arise in the 21st century onto the agenda of government fiscal policy makers.

Peter received a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1971 and a B.A. from Trinity College, Hartford, CT.