Barry Eichengreen is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1987. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He received M.A.s in economics and history and his Ph.D. in economics from Yale University. He arrived at Berkeley in 1986 after serving on the faculty at Harvard from 1980-86. He has also been a Senior Policy Advisor to the International Monetary Fund, and has held visiting positions in Australia, the U.K., Singapore, China, Austria, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Israel, Canada, and Sweden.
Eichengreen has served as the convener of the Bellagio Group of academics and economic officials. He has held Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships and has been a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences as well as the Institute for Advanced Study. He has been elected to fellowships in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Cliometric Society, and the Economic History Association.
His work has been translated into French, Mandarin, Portuguese, complex Chinese, German, Korean, Russian, Japanese, Italian, Greek, Bulgarian, Chinese simplified, Spanish, and Hungarian, exemplifying its global coverage and interest. His book Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System (Oxford University Press, 2011) received critical acclaim. It was selected as finance and economics book of the year by the China Business Network, was shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year, and made the top ten lists of The Independent and The Globalist.
Eichengreen is a past president of the Economic History Association, and was awarded the association’s Jonathan R.T. Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2002 and the University of California at Berkeley Social Science Division’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2004. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Social Science Research Council, the Economics Panel of the National Science Foundation, the Board of Trustees of both the Economic History Association and the Cliometric Society, and a member of the editorial board of several academic journals. He is the recipient of a doctor honoris causa from the American University in Paris, and the 2010 recipient of the Schumpeter Prize from the International Schumpeter Society. In 2011 he was named one of Foreign Policy Magazine ‘s 100 Leading Global Thinkers.