Since 1987, teaches at UC Berkeley; 1997-98, Senior Policy Adviser, International Monetary Fund; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, US; Research Fellow, Centre for Economic Policy Research, London, UK. Immediate Past President, Economic History Association. Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Convener, Bellagio Group of academics and economic officials. Author of Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar; European Economy since 1945; Global Imbalances and the Lessons of Bretton Woods; Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar; and Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression. Honours and awards, incl.: Honorary doctorate, American Univ. in Paris; Jonathan R.T. Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Economic History Association; Social Science Division's Distinguished Teaching Award, UC Berkeley; Schumpeter Prize. Named one of Foreign Policy Magazine's 100 Leading Global Thinkers.