ON-Lion Letter
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee has announced that one of four 2011 Bradley Prizes will be awarded to Allan Meltzer, the Allan H. Meltzer University Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business.

Meltzer will be presented the award during a ceremony to be held at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, May 11.  Each award carries a stipend of $250,000.

"Allan Meltzer is one of the world's foremost authorities on the Federal Reserve and monetary policy," said Michael W. Grebe, president and chief executive officer of the Bradley Foundation.  "His advancement of sound fiscal policy is a shining example of the Bradley Foundation's commitment to democratic capitalism."

Meltzer began teaching at the Carnegie Mellon University Graduate School of Industrial Administration, now the Tepper School of Business, in 1957.  Since 1989, he has been a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.  In 1999 and 2000, he served as chairman of the International Financial Institution Advisory Commission, known as the Meltzer Commission.  He is author of the two-volume A History of the Federal Reserve, as well as several other books and more than 300 papers on economic policy.

The selection was based on nominations solicited from more than 200 prominent individuals across the country and chosen by a Selection Committee.

"Through the Bradley Prizes, we recognize individuals like Allan Meltzer who have made outstanding contributions, in hopes that others will strive for excellence in their respective fields," said Grebe.
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