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George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Chair and Distinguished Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Kurt Viermetz Distinguished Visitor - Class of Fall 2016 and Class of Fall 2022

Barry Eichengreen is George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Chair and Distinguished Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1987. Currently also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London), he was senior policy advisor at the International Monetary Fund in 1997-98.


Eichengreen was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1997 and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim and Fulbright foundations and from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Palo Alto) and Institute for Advanced Study (Berlin). From 2004 to 2020, he served as convener of the Bellagio Group of academics and officials and is a past president of the Economic History Association (2010-11).


Author of nearly a dozen books, Eichengreen’s most recent are In Defense of Public Debt, with Asmaa El-Ganainy, Rui Esteves and Kris Mitchener (Oxford, 2021), The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era (Oxford, 2018), and How Global Currencies Work: Past, Present, and Future with Livia Chitu and Arnaud Mehl (Oxford, 2017).


Among Eichengreen’s many accolades are the Economic History Association’s Jonathan R.T. Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2002) and the University of California at Berkeley Social Science Division’s Distinguished Teaching Award (2004). He is the recipient of a doctor honoris causa from the American University in Paris and the 2010 Schumpeter Prize from the International Schumpeter Society. In 2011, Eichengreen was named one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers.

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