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Maurice Obstfeld, The Global Economy: Hopes & Fears

Thursday, May 4, 2017
5:30 – 7:00 PM
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW
Harry Harding Auditorium, 2nd Floor
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Obstfeld in joining IIEP for our International Finance Forum, to discuss “The Global Economy: Hopes & Fears”.
Dr. Maurice Obstfeld is the current Economic Counselor and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.A. from Cambridge University, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Obstfeld’s professional achievements include being the former Chair of Economics at Berkeley (1998-2001), serving as an honorary advisor to the Bank of Japan’s Institute of Monetary and Economic Studies (2002-2014), and serving as a member of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors (2014-2015). Additionally, Dr. Obstfeld has served both on the Executive Committee and as Vice President of the American Economic Association. A few of Dr. Obstfeld’s many honors include Tilburg University’s Tjalling Koopmans Asset Award, the John von Neumann Award of the Rajk Laszlo College of Advanced Studies, and the Kiel Institute’s Bernhard Harms Prize.
Dr. Obstfeld has co-authored two leading textbooks on international economics; International Economics (2014) and Foundations of International Macroeconomics (1996). He has published over 100 research articles addressing topics including international financial crises, exchange rates, global capital markets, and monetary policy.