Kenneth Rogoff is Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University. From 2001-2003, Rogoff served as Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund. His books include Foundations of International Macroeconomics(joint with Maurice Obstfeld, 1996), This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (with Carmen Reinhart, 2009) and The Curse of Cash, 2016. Rogoff journal writings include work on central bank independence, empirical exchange rate models, political budget cycles as well as sovereign borrowing and default.
Rogoff is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was awarded the Deutschebank Prize in 2001, and is 8th on RePec’s ranking of economists by scholarly citations, 3rd for publications the last ten years. He is also an international grandmaster of chess.