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Kenneth S Rogoff teaches in the Economics Department of Harvard University where he is Thomas D Cabot Professor of Public Policy. During 2001-2003 Rogoff went on public service leave to the Internatonal Monetary Fund, where he served as chief economist and Director of Research. Rogoff's 1996 treatise with Maurice Obstfeld on the Foundations of International Macroeconomics remains the standard graduate reference in the field. His monthly column on global economic issues is published in over forty countries, in more than half a dozen languages. He is also a frequent commentator in the media, including NPR, BBC, The Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, CNBC and ABC news. His newest book, with Professor Carmen M Reinhart of the University of Maryland, exploits an extensive new database (developed by the authors over many years) to show the remarkable quantative similarities in deep financial crises across time and regions.
Outside economics, Rogoff was awarded the life title of international grandmaster of chess by the World Chess Federation in 1978. He is married to Natasha Lance Rogoff, and has two children, Gabriel and Juliana.