Kenneth Saul "Ken" Rogoff is currently the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University.
He received a B.A. from Yale University summa cum laude in 1975, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980.
Early in his career, Rogoff served as an economist at the International Monetary Fund, and at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Science as well as a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and a former Guggenheim Fellow.
Rogoff was the Charles and Marie Robertson Professor of International Affairs at Princeton University.
He later served as Economic Counsellor and Director, Research Department of the International Monetary Fund from August 2001 to September 2003.
Rogoff was also in the spotlight because of his dispute with Joseph Stiglitz, a former Chief Economist of the World Bank and 2001 Nobel Prize winner. The dispute was triggered by the critique made by Stiglitz on the International Monetary Fund. Rogoff, in response to the critique, wrote an Open Letter To Joseph Stiglitz.
Rogoff has published extensively on policy issues in international finance, including exchange rates, international debt issues, and international monetary policy. Together with Maurice Obstfeld, he is co-author of a 1996 graduate text/treatise Foundations of International Macroeconomics.
His most recent book is This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly, of which he was a co-author with Carmen Reinhart.