Barry Eichengreen

Barry Eichengreen

Formal First Name
1952 - present

Barry Eichengreen is a renowned 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. In addition, he is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. Barry has held Guggenhim and Fulbright Fellowships and been a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin. He is the convener of the Bellagio Group of academics and economic officials and chair of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Peterson Institute of International Economics. Throughout his career, Barry has done research and published widely on the history and current operation of the international monetary and financial system. His research interests are broad-ranging, and include exchange rates and capital flows, the gold standard and the Great Depression; European economics, Asian integration and development with a focus on exchange rates and financial markets, the impact of China on the international economic and financial system, and IMF policy, past, present and future. He is also a regular monthly columnist for Project Syndicate.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • 1997 Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

  • 2002 Economic History Association's Jonathan R.T. Hughes Prize

  • 2004 University of California at Berkeley Social Science Division's Distinguished Teaching Award

  • 2010 Schumpeter Prize

  • 2011 Foreign Policy Magazine's 100 Leading Global Thinkers

  • Recipient, Doctor Honoris Causa, American University in Paris


  • In Defense of Public Debt (2021)

  • The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era (2018)

  • How Global Currencies Work: Past, Present, and Future (2017)

  • The Korean Economy: From a Miraculous Past to a Sustainable Future (2015)

  • Renminbi Internationalization: Achievements, Prospects, and Challenges (2015)

  • Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses-and Misuses-of History (2015)

  • From Miracle to Maturity: The Growth of the Korean Economy (2012)

  • The World Economy after the Global Crisis: A New Economic Order for the 21st Century (2012)

  • Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System (2011)

  • The European Economy since 1945: Coordinated Capitalism and Beyond (2008)

  • Globalizing Capital: A History of the International Monetary System (Second Edition) (2008)

  • Global Imbalances and the Lessons of Bretton Woods (2006)

  • Capital Flows and Crises  (2004)

  • Built to Last: A Political Architecture for Europe (2003)

  • Financial Crises and What to Do About Them (2002)

  • Toward A New International Financial Architecture: A Practical Post-Asia Agenda, Institute for International Economics (1999)

  • Safeguarding Prosperity in a Global Financial System: The Future International Financial Architecture, Institute for International Economics (1999)

  • An Independent and Accountable IMF (1999)

  • European Monetary Unification: Theory, Practice, Analysis (1997)

  • International Monetary Arrangements for the 21st Century, Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution( 1994)

  • Reconstructing Europe's Trade and Payments: The European Payments Union, Manchester University Press (1993)

  • Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression (1992)

  • Elusive Stability: Essays in the History of International Finance 1919-1939 (1992)