Barry Eichengreen "is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1987. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London, England). In 1997-8 he was senior policy advisor at the International Monetary Fund. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (class of 1997). He is a member of the Bellagio Group of academics and economic officials. Professor Eichengreen has published widely on the history and current operation of the international monetary and financial system. His books include Toward a New International Financial Architecture (Institute for International Economics, 1999), Globalizing Capital: A History of the International Monetary System (Princeton University Press, 1997), European Monetary Unification (MIT Press, 1997), and Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939 (Oxford University Press, 1992)."