Speaker's Biography:

Ken Rogoff
Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Former Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund

Ken Rogoff is a professor of economics at Harvard University and a former chief economist for the International Monetary Fund. His 2009 book with Carmen Reinhart, "This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly," has been widely cited by academics, policymakers and journalists. They show that in financial crises, the differences between emerging markets and advanced countries are far less pronounced that previously believed. Rogoff is also known for his work on exchange rates and on central bank independence. His treatise, "Foundations of International Macroeconomics," with Maurice Obstfeld is the standard graduate text in the field worldwide. His monthly column on economic issues is published in over 50 countries. Rogoff is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the Group of 30. He was the 2011 winner of the Center for Financial Studies Deutsche Bank Prize.