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.
International political economy; politics of international money and finance
|1991 - date||Professor of International Economics / International Political Economy, University of California, Santa Barbara|
|1971-1991||Professor of International Economics / International Political Economy, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University|
|1964-1971||Professor of International Economics / International Political Economy, Princeton University|
|1962-1964||Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York|
- Renminbi Internationalization: A Conflict of Statecrafts Research paper
- Sovereign Wealth Funds and National Security: The Great Tradeoff International Affairs
- The international monetary system: diffusion and ambiguity International Affairs
- Is the Euro Ready for 'Prime Time'? Chatham House Briefing
- The Future of Global Currency: The Euro versus the Dollar Routledge, 2011
- Global Monetary Governance Routledge, 2008
- International Political Economy: An Intellectual History Princeton University Press, 2008