Barry Eichengreen is Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. In the past, he has been Senior Policy Advisor at the International Monetary Fund and president of the Economic History Association.
His research focuses on economic history and revolves around wide ranging topics, such as the relationship between the gold standard and the Great Depression, European economics or the impact of China on the international economic and financial system. His last books are “The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era” or “How Global Currencies Work: Past, Present, and Future”.