Kenneth Rogoff is Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University. From 2001 to 2003, he served as Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund. Ken is also a former Director of the Center for International Development at Harvard. His treatise, co-authored with Maurice Obstfeld, Foundations of International Macroeconomics (1996) is the standard graduate text in the field worldwide, and his monthly syndicated column on global economic issues is published regularly in more than 50 countries. Ken is on the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Central Bank of Sweden. His most recent book, co-authored with Carmen Reinhart, This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (2009), is a New York Times bestseller. Ken is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and the Group of Thirty. He is also a fellow of the World Economic Forum. Ken holds the life title of international grandmaster of chess. He earned his Ph.D. in economics at MIT.