Kenneth Rogoff

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Kenneth Rogoff
Occupation Professor of economics and public policy at Harvard University
Employer Harvard University

Kenneth Rogoff is a former chief economist with the International Monetary Fund and a former board governor for the Federal Reserve System. He is currently a professor of economics and public policy at Harvard University.[1]

He has also worked with other economic institutions around the world including the Bank of Japan and the Trilateral Commission.He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Science as well as the Econometric Society, and a former Guggenheim Fellow.[2]

Rogoff has been widely published, with papers addressing topics including international finance, open economy, monetary policy, political budget cycles and economic development.

Rogoff was awarded the life title of international grandmaster of chess by the World Chess Federation (FIDE) in 1978. Noting his leap from chess master to economist, he told IMF Survey: “I certainly have an unusual background—a career that spans from Bobby Fischer [former world chess champion] to Stanley Fischer."[3]


  • From 2003 to 2004, Rogoff was a director at the Harvard Center for International Development.
  • From 2001 to 2003, he served as chief economist and director of research for the International Monetary Fund.
  • From 1992 to 1994 Rogoff was the Professor of Economics and International Affairs for Princeton University. He was the Charles and Marie Robertson Professor of International Affairs from 1995 to 1999.
  • Rogoff was a professor of economics at the University of California at Berkeley from 1989 to 1991.
  • He was an associate professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1985 to 1988.
  • He was an economist for the International Finance Division of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1980 to 1983, and was section chief for the Trade and Financial Studies section in 1984.
  • Rogoff was an economist with the research department of the International Monetary Fund from October of 1982 to September of 1983.


Rogoff received a Ph.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and received a B.A./M.A. summa cum laude with honors in economics from Yale.[4]


Kenneth S. Rogoff - Curriculum Vitae


  1. Kenneth Rogoff. Harvard University Department Of Economics.
  2. Kenneth Rogoff. IMF.
  3. Rogoff Plans To Strengthen Policy Research. IMFSurvey.
  4. The Unbound Economy. Project Syndicate.