Carmen M. Reinhart

Carmen M. Reinhart is the Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System at Harvard Kennedy School. Previously, she was the Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for International Economics at the University of Maryland. Professor Reinhart held positions as Chief Economist and Vice President at the investment bank Bear Stearns in the 1980s.  She spent several years at the International Monetary Fund.  Reinhart is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisers and the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  She has been listed among Bloomberg Markets Most Influential 50 in Finance

Reinhart has written on a variety of topics in macroeconomics and international finance.  She has served on numerous editorial boards and has testified before congress. Her work has helped to inform the understanding of financial crises for over a decade. Her best-selling book (with Kenneth S. Rogoff)  entitled This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly  documents the striking similarities of the recurring booms and busts that have characterized financial history and has been translated to over 20 languages and won the 2010 Paul A. Samuelson TIAA-CREF Institute Award, among others.

A full listing of her works can also be found in:
Carmen M. Reinhart at Google Scholar
Carmen M. Reinhart at IDEAS


"Financial Crises, Development, and Growth: A Long-term Perspective"
(with Vincent R. Reinhart), World Bank Economic Review, April 2015, Vol. 29 (1), 1-24.

“The Liquidation of Government Debt,” (with M. Belen Sbrancia), NBER Working Paper 16893, March 2011.  Economic Policy, Vol. 30(82), March 2015, 291-333. Most recent version here.

Capital Mobility and Monetary Policy, Miguel Fuentes, Claudio Raddatz, and  Carmen M Reinhart, eds., Volume 18 in Series on Central Banking, Analysis, and Economic Policies,(Santiago: Banco Central de Chile, 2014).

“A Distant Mirror of Debt, Default, and Relief,” (with Christoph Trebesch) NBER Working Paper 20577, October 2014. Also downloadable here.
Summary:  "Sovereign-debt relief and its aftermath: The 1930s, the 1990s, the future," VOX EU,October 21, 2014.

“Dealing with Debt,” (with Vincent Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff), paper prepared for the International Seminar in Macroeconomics, July 2014, forthcoming in the Journal of International Economics.

2014 Carlos Diaz Alejandro Prize  Powerpoint to Lecture, "Why Reading Diaz Alejandro is Essential for Understanding Financial Crises" , LACEA, Sao Paulo, November 2014. Forthcoming in Economia, Spring 2015.

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