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Exorbitant Privilege: Rise, Fall and Future of the Dollar

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Barry Eichengreen argues that while the dollar is bound to lose its singular status, the coming changes will be neither sudden nor dire. Barry Eichengreen is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Barry Eichengreen is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also chairman of the PIIE Advisory Committee, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research in London. From 1997–98 he was senior policy adviser at the International Monetary Fund, where he worked on issues related to the international financial architecture. His publications include *Globalizing Capital: A History of the International Monetary System* (2008); *The European Economy since 1945: Coordinated Capitalism and Beyond* (2008); *Global Imbalances and the Lessons of Bretton Woods* (2006); and *Capital Flows and Crises* (2004).
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