Harold T. Shapiro

President Emeritus, Princeton University
Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

Harold T. Shapiro is President Emeritus and professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University. His fields of special interest in economics include econometrics, science policy and the evolution of postsecondary education. He was a member of President Bush’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, chaired the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Employer-Based Health Benefits and currently serves as chair of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission. He is the editor (with former Princeton President William G. Bowen) of Universities and Their Leadership, and his published works include “A Regional Econometric Forecasting System — Major Economic Areas of Michigan” and “Tradition and Change: Perspectives on Education and Public Policy.” A member of the Institute of Medicine and a fellow of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he has taught at the University of Michigan (in addition to serving as its president) and has been a research scientist at the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations and at the Institute for Public Policy Studies. He received his doctoral degree from Princeton University.

For more information on Shapiro, visit: