Barry Eichengreen

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American economist

Why Is Barry Eichengreen Influential?

Barry Julian Eichengreen was born in 1952. He has earned a B.A. from University of California Santa Cruz, and from Yale University, an M.A. in Economics, an M.Phil in Economics, an M.A. in History, and a Ph.D in Economics.

He is the author of several works, but is best known for his book, Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression: 1919-1939, in which he examines the role of the gold standard on individual countries, and the correlation between the abandonment of the gold standard and the time it took for countries to recover from the downturn. His most recent book is another examination of the Great Depression, titled, Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession.

His work as a historian and economist are widely respected, and he has served as a senior policy advisor to the International Monetary Fund and as a fellow for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Today, he serves as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley.

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According to Wikipedia, Barry Julian Eichengreen is an American economist who holds the title of George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1987. Eichengreen currently serves as a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

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