Faculty profiles

Members of the Economics Department

Maurice Obstfeld

Class of 1958 Professor of Economics

International economics, macroeconomics, monetary economics
Current Research
Dynamic open-economy models with nominal rigidities, exchange rates and international financial crises, global capital-market integration in historical perspective, monetary policy in open economies
Current Status
Sabbatical: Spring 2019
Research Interests
Foreign exchange intervention, intertemporal approach to the current account, dynamic consistency in economic policy, credibility of exchange rate regimes, European monetary integration

About Maurice Obstfeld

Maurice Obstfeld is the Class of 1958 Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for International and Development Economic Research (CIDER). He joined Berkeley in 1989 as a professor, following appointments at Columbia (1979-1986) and the University of Pennsylvania (1986-1989). He was also a visiting professor at Harvard between 1989 and 1991. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1979.Professor Obstfeld serves as honorary advisor to the Bank of Japan's Institute of Monetary and Economic Studies. Among Professor Obstfeld's honors are the Carroll Round Keynote Lecture, Woodward Lecture, and Bernhard Harms Prize and Lecture in 2004. Professor Obstfeld is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is active as a research Fellow of CEPR, a research associate at NBER, and an International Research Fellow at the Kiel Institute of World Economics.