Kenneth S. Rogoff, a Harvard University professor and former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will contribute his expertise to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) as a senior fellow for economics in the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies. He will continue to be the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University.
“Ken Rogoff is quite simply one of the most respected and influential economists of our time,” notes CFR President Richard Haass. “We are thrilled and fortunate to be welcoming someone of his experience and stature to CFR.”
Rogoff is an expert on financial crises, exchange rates, debt, inflation, and central bank independence. His influential 2009 book, This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (coauthored with Carmen Reinhart), received CFR’s Arthur Ross Book Award in 2011 and TIAA-CREF’s Paul A. Samuelson Award in 2010.
As chief economist and director of research at the IMF between 2001 and 2003, he designed financial assistance and debt relief programs for developing countries.
Previously, Rogoff taught economics at Princeton University, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was an economist for the Federal Reserve between 1980 and 1983.
Rogoff became a CFR member in 2004, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Group of Thirty. He serves on the Economic Advisory Panel of the New York Federal Reserve.
Rogoff holds a BA and MA in economics from Yale University and a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is an international grandmaster of chess.