Harold T. Shapiro *64

President of the University, Emeritus; Professor of Economics and Public Affairs.
Harold T. Shapiro

Shapiro’s fields of special interest in economics include econometrics, bioethics, science policy and the evolution of post-secondary education. He took office as President of Princeton University in 1988 and served in that position until 2001. He was a member of President George H.W. Bush’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and served as chair of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission under President Bill Clinton. Shapiro is the author of several books, including A Larger Sense of Purpose: Higher Education and Society (Princeton University Press, 2005). He has received numerous honors and awards, including the National Academy of Sciences’ Public Welfare Medal. Shapiro earned his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton.