The International Monetary System and the Role of the United States

Apr 19, 2018
Hélène Rey

"The International Monetary System and the Role of the United States"

Professor Rey offered an overview of the role the United States plays in shaping the international monetary system.

About our speaker

Hélène Rey is the Lord Bagri Professor of Economics at London Business School and a member of the Barcelona GSE Scientific Council. Her research focuses on the determinants and consequences of external trade and financial imbalances, the theory of financial crises and the organization of the international monetary system. She demonstrated in particular that countries gross external asset positions help predict current account adjustments and the exchange rate. 

Professor Rey has been the recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, the Bernácer Prize (best European economist working in macroeconomics and finance under the age of 40), and the Birgit Grodal Award of the European Economic Association honoring a European-based female economist who has made a significant contribution to the Economics profession. In 2013 she received the Yrjö Jahnsson Award (European economist under 45 years old who has made a contribution in theoretical and applied research that is significant to economics in Europe), shared with Thomas Piketty, in 2014, she received the Inaugural Carl Menger Preis and in 2015 the Prix Edouard Bonnefous (Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques).

Professor Rey is an elected Fellow of the British Academy, of the Econometric Society, of the European Economic Association and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was made O.B.E. for services to Economics. She was on the board of the Review of Economic Studies (2008-2015) , is an associate editor of the AEJ: Macroeconomics Journal and a co-editor of the Annual Review of Economics. She is a CEPR Research Fellow and an NBER Research Associate. She is a member of the Haut Conseil de Stabilité Financière (French Macro Prudential Authority), of the Commission Economique de la Nation and of the Bellagio Group on the international economy. She was a member of the Conseil d’Analyse Economique until 2012, on the Board of the Board of the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (2010-2014). She writes a regular column for the French newspaper Les Echos. Hélène Rey received her undergraduate degree from ENSAE, a Master in Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University and her PhDs from the London School of Economics and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.

Biography from the speaker's website

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