Benjamin Morton Friedman (/ˈfriːdmən/; born 1944) is an American political economist, who is the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy at Harvard University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Brookings Institute’s Panel on Economic Activity, and the editorial board of the Encyclopædia Britannica. He is a recipient of the John R. Commons Award, given by the economics honor society Omicron Delta Epsilon.

Books in order of publication:

 Economic Stabilization Policy: Methods in Optimization, American Elsevier (1975)

Monetary Policy in the United States: Design and Implementation, Association of Reserve City Bankers (1981)

Day of Reckoning: The Consequences of American Economic Policy under Reagan and After, Random House (1988)

Implications of Increasing Corporate Indebtedness for Monetary Policy, Group of Thirty (New York, NY) (1990)

Does Debt Management Matter? with Jonas Agell and Mats Persson, Oxford University Press (New York, NY) (1992)

The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth, Knopf (2005)

Religion and the Rise of Capitalism, Knopf (2021)