Kenneth Rogoff is the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard, having previously taught at Princeton. He was Economic Counsellor and Director of Research at the IMF (2001 to 2003). Early in his career, he was at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He has published extensively on policy issues in international finance, including exchange rates, international debt issues, and international monetary policy. Together with Maurice Obstfeld, he is one of the founders of the 'New Open Economy Macroeconomics' with the 1996 book "Foundations of International Macroeconomics." His 2009 book with Carmen Reinhart “This Time is Different” develops an extensive new database to study eight centuries of financial crises. In 1978, he was awarded the life title of international grandmaster of chess by the World Chess Federation. He earned his PhD in Economics at MIT in 1980.