Adam Lerrick is the Friends of Allan H. Meltzer Professor of Economics at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. He served as a senior adviser to the chairman of the International Financial Institution Advisory Commission (known as the “Meltzer Commission”), where he analyzed the workings of the World Bank and reassessed its role in the global economy. Previously, he was an investment banker with Salomon Brothers and Credit Suisse First Boston, and he originated and led the negotiation team of the Argentine Bond Restructuring Agency in the $100 billion Argentine debt restructuring.


  • Chairman, Sovereign Debt Solutions Limited, 2003-present
  • Friends of Allan H. Meltzer Professor of Economics, Director of the Gailliot Center for Public Policy, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001-present
  • Adviser, Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress, 2001-present
  • Adviser, House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas), 2001-2003
  • Member, Commission on the Role of the Multilateral Development Banks in Emerging Markets, 2001
  • Senior Adviser to the Chairman, International Financial Institution Advisory Commission (“Meltzer Commission”), 1999-2000
  • Chairman, Lerrick & Company Incorporated, 1990-99
  • Partner, Voute Coats Stuart & O’Grady, 1989-90
  • Head of Capital Markets Product Development, Credit Suisse First Boston, 1987-88
  • Head of Capital Markets International Product Development, Salomon Brothers, 1982-86



Ph.D., economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.A., economics, Princeton University
Ecole Alsacienne, mathematics, Paris, France