Associate Fellow, International Economics
Benjamin J Cohen
Contact information
+1 805 893 8763

Summary

Benjamin J. Cohen is Louis G. Lancaster professor of international political economy at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he has been a member of the Political Science Department since 1991. He was educated at Columbia University, earning a PhD in Economics in 1963. He has worked as a research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (1962-64) and previously taught at Princeton University (1964-71) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (1971-91). He has also been a visiting professor at Harvard University, University College London, and the Institute of Political Study (Sciences-Po) in Paris. A specialist in the political economy of international money and finance, he is the author of fifteen books, including most recently Currency Politics: Understanding Monetary Rivalry, published by Princeton University Press in 2015. He has won numerous awards and in 2000 was named Distinguished Scholar of the Year by the International Political Economy Section of the International Studies Association. 

Expertise

International political economy; politics of international money and finance

Experience

1991 - dateProfessor of International Economics / International Political Economy, University of California, Santa Barbara
1971-1991Professor of International Economics / International Political Economy, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
1964-1971Professor of International Economics / International Political Economy, Princeton University
1962-1964Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Broadcast experience

Some

Languages

  • French (reading only)
  • The Future of Global Currency (2011)
  • Global Monetary Governance (Routledge, 2008)
  • International Political Economy: An Intellectual History (Princeton University Press, 2008)