Kenneth S. Rogoff

Harvard University

Kenneth S. Rogoff is a professor of public policy and economics at Harvard University. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the Econometric Society.

Previously, Rogoff was an economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and at the International Monetary Fund, where he later served as economic counsellor and director of the research department. He was also a professor of international affairs at Princeton University and is a former Guggenheim fellow.

Rogoff has published extensively on policy issues in international finance, including exchange rates, international debt issues, and international monetary policy. He is co-author (with Maurice Obstfeld) of Foundations of International Macroeconomics (The MIT Press, 1996) and co-author (with Carmen M. Reinhart) of a book on the history of financial crises entitled This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (Princeton University Press, 2009).

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This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

OCT 30, 2009 Podcast

This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

Financial crises are not random events, say Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff. Looking at the the data on boom and bust cycles that have occurred ...