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Barry Eichengreen

Born: Jul 1, 1952

Profession: Writer

Nationality: Portugal

Barry Eichengreen

Date of Birth : Jul 1, 1952

Barry 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's mother is Lucille Eichengreen, a Holocaust survivor and author. He has done research and published widely on the history and current operation of the international monetary and financial system. He received his BA from UC Santa Cruz and his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1979. He was a senior policy advisor to the International Monetary Fund in 1997 and 1998, although he has since been critical of the IMF. His best known work is the book Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919–1939, Oxford University Press, 1992. In his own book on the Great Depression, Ben Bernanke summarized Eichengreen's thesis as follows: ... [T]he proximate cause of the world depression was a structurally flawed and poorly managed international gold standard...


  • Writer
  • Professor
  • Economist

Also known as

  • Barry J. Eichengreen


  • Lucille Eichengreen

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Social Sciences, US & Canada
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