is an American economist
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who holds the title of George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley
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, where he has taught since 1987. Eichengreen's mother is Lucille Eichengreen
Lucille Eichengreen is a survivor of the Łódź Ghetto and the Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz, Neuengamme and Bergen-Belsen. She moved to the United States in 1946, married, had two sons and worked as an insurance agent. One of her sons is the economist Barry Eichengreen...
, a Holocaust survivor and author.
He has done research and published widely on the history and current operation of the international monetary and financial system. He received his Ph.D.
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from Yale University
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in 1979. He was a senior policy advisor to the International Monetary Fund
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in 1997 and 1998, although he has since been critical of the IMF.
His best known work is the book Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939
, Oxford University Press, 1992. In his own book on the Great Depression
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, Ben Bernanke
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summarized Eichengreen's thesis as follows:
The main evidence Eichengreen adduces in support of this view is the fact that countries that abandoned the gold standard earlier saw their economies recover more quickly.
His recent books include Global Imbalances and the Lessons of Bretton Woods
, MIT Press, September 2006 and The European Economy Since 1945: Co-ordinated Capitalism and Beyond
, Princeton University Press, 2007
His most recent work is Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System
, Oxford University Press, 2011 Web Site
He has been President of the Economic History Association
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- Elusive Stability: Essays in the History of International Finance 1919-1939. Cambridge University Press, 1990 ISBN 0521365384
- Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939. Oxford University Press, 1992, ISBN 0195101138
- International Monetary Arrangements for the 21st Century. Brookings Institution Press, 1994, ISBN 0815722761
- Reconstructing Europe’s Trade and Payments: The European Payments Union. University of Michigan Press, 1994, ISBN 0472105280
- Globalizing Capital: A History of the International Monetary System. Princeton University Press, 1996, ISBN 069102880X; 2. Auflage ebd. 2008, ISBN 0691139377
- Vom Goldstandard zum EURO. Die Geschichte des internationalen Währungssystems. Wagenbach, Berlin 2000, ISBN 3-8031-3603-2
- European Monetary Unification: Theory, Practice, Analysis. The MIT Press, 1997 ISBN 0262050544
- with José De Gregorio, Takatoshi Ito & Charles Wyplosz: An Independent and Accountable IMF. Centre for Economic Policy Research, 1999, ISBN 1898128456
- Toward A New International Financial Architecture: A Practical Post-Asia Agenda. Institute for International Economics, 1999, ISBN 0881322709
- Financial Crises and What to Do About Them. Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 0-19-925743-4
- with Erik Berglöf, Gérard Roland, Guido Tabellini & Charles Wyplosz: Built to Last: A Political Architecture for Europe. CEPR, 2003, ISBN 1898128642
- Capital Flows and Crises. The MIT Press, 2004, ISBN 0-262-55059-8
- Global Imbalances and the Lessons of Bretton Woods. The MIT Press, 2006, ISBN 0-262-05084-6
- The European Economy Since 1945: Co-ordinated Capitalism and Beyond. Princeton University Press, 2008, ISBN 0691138486
- Exorbitant Privilege, Oxford University Press, New York 2010 ISBN 978-0-19-975378-9
- Barry Eichengreen at the University of California at Berkeley
- Column archive at Project Syndicate
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- Column archive at The Guardian
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- Barry Eichengreen at The Economist
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- Barry Eichengreen in the Editorial Board of Financial History Review
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