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

Kurt Viermetz Distinguished Visitor - Class of Fall 2016

Barry Eichengreen has taught at the University of California, Berkeley since 1987 and is currently the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science. A distinguished expert on the international monetary and financial system, he is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. Eichengreen is the convener of the Bellagio Group of academics and economic officials, the chair of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Peterson Institute of International Economics, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Prior appointments include the Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions at the University of Cambridge and Senior Policy Advisor at the International Monetary Fund. He has held Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships and was a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, in Palo Alto, and at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin; he holds an honorary doctorate from the American University in Paris. In 2011, Eichengreen was named one of Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers and is the 2009 recipient of the Schumpeter Prize for innovative achievements in the field of economics.


Eichengreen has authored numerous publications, including twenty books, among them Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, the Great Recession, and the Uses—and Misuses—of History (Oxford, 2015), From Miracle to Maturity: The Growth of the Korean Economy, with Dwight H. Perkins and Kwanho Shin (Harvard, 2012), and Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System (Oxford, 2011). He is a regular monthly columnist for Project Syndicate.

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