You are cordially invited to a talk and reception
Dr. Maurice Obstfeld
Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund
Class of 1958 Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley
Where is the World Economy Headed?
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Lecture 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Reception 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
University of California Washington Center (UCDC)
1608 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Please RSVP by March 15th
Maurice Obstfeld is the Economic Counsellor and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund, on leave from the University of California, Berkeley since September 2015. At Berkeley, he is the Class of 1958 Professor of Economics and former Chair of the Department of Economics. He arrived at Berkeley in 1991, following permanent appointments at Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania, and a visiting appointment at Harvard. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after attending the University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1973) and King's College, Cambridge University (M.A. 1975).
From July 2014 to August 2015, Dr. Obstfeld served as a member of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers. He was previously an honorary adviser to the Bank of Japan's Institute of Monetary and Economic Studies. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among Dr. Obstfeld's honors are Tilburg University's Tjalling Koopmans Asset Award, the John von Neumann Award of the Rajk Laszlo College of Advanced Studies, and the Kiel Institute's Bernhard Harms Prize.
He is also the co-author of two leading textbooks on international economics; International Economics (10th edition, 2014, with Paul Krugman and Marc Melitz) and Foundations of International Macroeconomics (1996, with Kenneth Rogoff), as well as more than 100 research articles on exchange rates, international financial crises, global capital markets, and monetary policy.
1608 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington , DC 20036
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