Kenneth Rogoff is Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University. From 2001-2003, Rogoff served as Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund. Rogoff's treatise Foundations of International Macroeconomics (joint with Maurice Obstfeld) is the standard graduate text in the field worldwide, and his monthly syndicated column on global economic issues is published regularly in over 50 countries. His recent academic book with Carmen Reinhart, This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (Princeton University Press), builds on a massive new data set covering 66 countries and 800 years. The book (a New York Times, Amazon, and international bestseller) shows the remarkable quantitative similarities across time and countries in both the run-up to, and the aftermath of, severe financial crises. Rogoff is also known for his early research on central bank independence and inflation targeting as an institutional device for enhancing the credibility of monetary policy.
Rogoff is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Council on Foreign Relations and the Group of Thirty. He has been invited to give numerous named campus-wide research lectures at universities around the world, and also speaks widely on global economic issues. He is 2011 winner of the biennial Deutsche Bank Prize awarded by the Center for Financial Economics.
Rogoff is on the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He holds the life title of international grandmaster of chess.
Selected Profiles and Media Coverage:
Dealing with Debt, Journal of International Economics, forthcoming.
Was Quantitative Easing Best Way to Boost US Economy, NPR Marketplace, March 1, 2015.
For Europe, Cheap Oil is All Boon and Little Bust, NPR Marketplace, January 7, 2015
2015 Predictions, CNN International, January 6, 2015
Will Falling Euro End Up Boosting Europe's Economy?, PBS News Hour, January 5, 2015
Paper Money is Unfit for a World of High Crime and Low Inflation, May 28, 2014, Financial Times
Costs and Benefits to Phasing Out Paper Currency, May 16, 2014, NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2014, Vol. 29
Financial and Sovereign Debt Crises: Some Lessons Learned and Those Forgotten, September 12, 2014, IMF Conference on Financial Crisis
Recovery from Financial Crises: Evidence from 100 Episodes, American Economic Review, January 2014.
What's the Problem with Advanced Economics, December 4, 2013, Project Syndicate Financial Times
Three Wrongs Do Not Make A Right, October 7, 2013
Financial Times, Britain Should Not Take Its Credit Status for Granted, October 3, 2013
New York Times, by David Leonhardt, Obamanomics: A Counterhistory (pdf), September 30, 2012
PBS, Newshour, Eurozone's Possible 'Lehman Moment': What it Means for U.S., May 24, 2012
CNBC, Squawkbox with Guest Host Kenneth Rogoff, March 9, 2012
Financial Times, Lunch with the FT: Kenneth Rogoff (pdf), February 4, 2012
BBC, Hardtalk, September 26, 2011
Wall Street Journal, Crises Are Like Heart Attacks: Predicting Timing Is Tough (pdf), February 10, 2011
New York Times, by Catherine Rampell, They Did Their Homework (800 Years of It), (pdf), July 4, 2010
PBS, The Charlie Rose Show, with Kenneth Rogoff on This Time Is Different, November 10, 2009
Selected Recent Articles
Financial and Sovereign Debt Crises: Some Lessons Learned and Those Forgotten, CEPR Discussion Paper 9750, November 2013
Banking Crisis: An Equal Opportunity Menance (with Carmen Reinhart), Jounral of Banking and Finance 37: 4557-4573. Article Abstract 2008 Version
From Financial Crash to Sovereign Debt Crisis (with Carmen Reinhart), Forthcoming American Economic Review