Kenneth Rogoff is Thomas D. Cabot Professor at Harvard University, and former Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund.   His 2009 book with Carmen Reinhart, This Time is Different:  Eight Centuries of Financial Folly has been widely cited by academics, policymakers and journalists, while its massive data set has been extensively used by researchersworldwide. His influential recent book The Curse of Cashexplores the past, present and future of currency from standardized coins to cryptocurrencies. Rogoff’s monthly syndicated column on global economic issues appears in over 50 countries. He is the among the top ten on RePec’s ranking of economists by citations.

Rogoff is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Group of Thirty. He is also an international grandmaster of chess.