Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Former Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund
Kenneth Rogoff is a Professor of Economics and the Maurits C. Boas Chair of International Economics at Harvard University. From 2001-2003, Rogoff served as Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund. His 2009 book with Carmen Reinhart, This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly has been very widely cited by academics, policymakers and journalists. One regularity that Reinhart and Rogoff illustrate is the remarkable quantitative similarities across time and countries in the run-up and the aftermath of severe financial crises. Rogoff’s most recent book is The Curse of Cash, which looks at the past, present and future of currency from the first standardized coinage to negative interest rate policy to the impact of cryptocurrencies on the global financial system. Rogoff is also known for his seminal work on exchange rates and on central bank independence. His treatise Foundations of International Macroeconomics (joint with Maurice Obstfeld) is the standard graduate text in the field worldwide. His monthly syndicated column on global economic issues is published in over 50 countries. He serves on the Economic Advisory Panel of the New York Federal Reserve. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Rogoff is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Group of Thirty. Rogoff is among the top eight on RePec’s ranking of economists by scholarly citations. He is also an international grandmaster of chess.
For more on Professor Rogoff’s research, opinion pieces, and bio, see http://scholar.harvard.edu/rogoff