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Asian Investment Conference 2023

Barry Eichengreen

International Economist, University of California, Berkeley

Barry Eichengreen

Barry Eichengreen is George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California, Berkeley.

Prof. Eichengreen is a leading expert on the international monetary system and global finance. He has also researched the economies of China and India extensively, examining their divergent development paths and the challenges they now face in sustaining growth.

Prof. Eichengreen has written extensively on the histories, causes and cures of financial crises. In Hall of Mirrors: The Great Depression, The Great Recession, and the Uses – and Misuses – of History, he analyzes the Great Depression of 1930 and the Great Recession in 2008, concluding that the more recent crisis started off as much more severe than the previous one. In Financial Crises And What to Do About Them, he offers advice on effectively managing financial crises in emerging markets and economies.

Prof. Eichengreen’s counsel is often sought on the future of the global monetary order and whether the U.S. dollar will lose its status as the world’s dominant reserve currency and what effect that might have on the global economy.

His book on the subject is the incisive Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar. He also co-authored How Global Currencies Work: Past, Present, and Future, a powerful new understanding of global currency trends.