Maurice Obstfeld, The Global Economy: Hopes & Fears

Written by IIEP
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.

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The Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP), which is located within the Elliott School of International Affairs, serves as a catalyst for high quality, multi-disciplinary, and non-partisan research on policy issues surrounding economic globalization. The Institute research program helps develop effective policy options and academic analysis in a time of growing controversies about international economic integration in many countries around the world. The institute's work also encompasses policy responses for those who face continued poverty and financial crises despite worldwide economic growth. Affiliated faculty have appointments in the departments of economics, history, and political science as well as the law and business schools.