Maurice Obstfeld

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Maurice Obstfeld
Born (1952-03-19) March 19, 1952 (age 63)
New York City
Nationality United States
Institution University of California, Berkeley
Field International economics
School or tradition
New Keynesian economics
Alma mater MIT
King's College, Cambridge
University of Pennsylvania
Influences Rudi Dornbusch
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Maurice Moses "Maury" Obstfeld (born 1952) is a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley.

He is well known for his work in international economics. He is among the most influential economists in the world according to IDEAS/RePEc. He graduated from Pennsylvania summa cum laude, Cambridge and MIT. Director of the Center for International and Development Economic Research (CIDER). He joined Berkeley in 1989 as a professor, following appointments at Columbia (1979–1986) and the University of Pennsylvania (1986–1989). He was also a visiting professor at Harvard between 1989 and 1991. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1979.Professor Obstfeld serves as honorary advisor to the Bank of Japan's Institute of Monetary and Economic Studies. Among Professor Obstfeld's honors are the Carroll Round Keynote Lecture, Woodward Lecture, and Bernhard Harms Prize and Lecture in 2004. Professor Obstfeld is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is active as a research Fellow of CEPR, a research associate at NBER, and an International Research Fellow at the Kiel Institute of World Economics.[1]

On June 3, 2014, the White House announced that Obstfeld would join the Council of Economic Advisers as lead macroeconomist.[2]

Books and Selected Publications[edit]

  • "Too Much Focus on the Yuan?" (with Alan J. Auerbach),October 2010
  • "Lenders of Last Resort and Global Liquidity: Rethinking the System," Development Outreach (World Bank Institute), December 2009
  • Globalization and Macroeconomics, Fall 2000.
  • Money, Capital Mobility, and Trade: Essays in Honor of Robert Mundell, with Guillermo A. Calvo and Rudi Dornbusch.
  • International Economics: Theory and Policy, with Paul Krugman and Marc Melitz
  • Foundations of International Macroeconomics, with Kenneth Rogoff.


  1. ^ "Profile". Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  2. ^ New Member of Obama’s Economic Team Has International Expertise "Profile". 

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