Leading International Economist
Carmen M. Reinhart is the Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her work has helped to inform the understanding of financial crises for over a decade. Her best-selling book, This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (with Kenneth Rogoff), documents the striking similarities of the recurring booms and busts that have characterised financial history. The book has been translated into over 20 languages and won the 2010 Paul A. Samuelson TIAA-CREF Institute Award, among others.
Previously, Carmen was the Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for International Economics at the University of Maryland.
She was Chief Economist and Vice President at the investment bank Bear Stearns in the 1980s, and spent several years at the International Monetary Fund and as a member of the Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisers.
Carmen serves on the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and has been listed among Bloomberg Markets' Most Influential 50 in Finance, Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers, and Thomson Reuters' The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds.
She has served on numerous editorial boards and has testified before congress.
Carmen's work, especially on the history of financial crises and the role of debt in the global economy, has been hugely influential in academic and policy-making circles alike. She continues to be a highly sought-after authority on global economic issues at conferences and in the financial press.