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Kenneth Rogoff
Kenneth Rogoff

Kenneth Rogoff

American Economist & Professor, Harvard University

Kenneth Rogoff is the Thomas D. Cabot professor of public policy and professor of economics at Harvard University. From 2001 to 2003, he served as chief economist at the International Monetary Fund. His widely-cited 2009 book with Carmen Reinhart, “This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly,” shows the remarkable quantitative similarities across time and countries in the run-up and aftermath of severe financial crises. Known for his seminal work on exchange rates and central bank independence, Rogoff is also the author of the 2016 book “The Curse of Cash.”

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"A decade after the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the start of the global financial crisis, it is clear that many lessons have been learned, while many economic misconceptions remain embedded in the public consciousness. If economic history teaches us anything, it is to be mindful of our own limitations in a world of infinite uncertainties."

Friday, September 7, 2018

Kenneth Rogoff presents at the Nobel Symposium on Money and Banking, May 26 - 28, 2018 in Stockholm about Indebtedness of governments, firms, and households.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Harvard Professor Kenneth Rogoff discusses the risks posed by emerging markets and warns that the next global crisis may potentially come from China. He speaks on "Bloomberg Surveillance." 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Kenneth Rogoff argues, "[o]f course, there are still issues with the Eurozone. But the only country which is sort of in a different place in the cycle and which is important is China. China is probably the place most at risk of having a significant downturn in the near term. It’s certainly the leading candidate for being at the center of the next big financial crisis."

Friday, January 19, 2018

"Most economic forecasts suggest that a recession in China will hurt everyone, but that the pain would be more regionally confined than would be the case for a deep recession in the United States. Unfortunately, that may be wishful thinking."

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Harvard University Professor and Former IMF Chief Economist Kenneth Rogoff and CNBC's Rick Santelli discuss wages, inflation and monetary policy.
Friday, February 2, 2018

"Economists who assure us that advanced-economy debt is completely “safe” sound eerily like those who touted the “Great Moderation” – the supposedly permanent reduction in cyclical volatility – a generation ago. In many cases, they are the same people."

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Kenneth Rogoff argues, "[i]n an era where cash is becoming less important in the legal tax-compliant economy outside small-scale transactions, and where banking and retail transactions are increasingly electronic, it is perhaps time for macroeconomists to stop treating the zero bound as an immutable constant of nature. The zero lower bound was a major problem in the 1930s and again in the most recent global financial crisis. It does not need to be a major obstacle in the next one, and there are perfectly viable ideas for eventually solving it without going all the way to a cashless economy."
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Kennth Rogoff argues, "[s]till, how much should [Europe] worry about whether inflation is under 2 percent right now when the euro could fall apart in the next year or two?"

Saturday, October 1, 2011

"While each financial crisis no doubt is distinct, they also share striking similarities in the run-up of asset prices, in debt accumulation, in growth patterns, and in current account deficits."

Tuesday, February 5, 2008
"Do $100 bills encourage tax evasion, drug deals and prostitution? We asked Harvard economics professor Kenneth Rogoff about the power of 'big bills.'"
Wednesday, December 21, 2016