Lessons from Leading Minds
Chapter: Carmen M. Reinhart (Peterson Institute for International Economics)
Carmen Reinhart was born in Havana, Cuba in 1955 and graduated with a BA in economics from Florida International University in 1978 before obtaining an MA, an MPhil, and a PhD, all in economics, from Columbia University in 1980, 1981, and 1988 respectively. Between 1985 and 1986, she was Chief Economist at Bear Stearns, having joined the ﬁrm as an economist in its Research Department in 1982. After returning to Columbia to complete her doctorate, Professor Reinhart worked as an economist at the International Monetary Fund between 1988 and 1996. She then moved to the University of Maryland, as Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy (1996–1999), Professor in the School of Public Policy and Department of Economics (2000–2009), and Professor in the Department of Economics and Director, Center for International Economics (2009–2010). She returned to the International Monetary Fund between 2001 and 2003 as Deputy Director and Senior Policy Advisor in its Research Department. Since November 2010, she has held the position of Dennis Weatherstone Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC. Professor Reinhart’s research interests focus on several topics in macroeconomics and international ﬁnance, including international capital ﬂows, capital controls, inﬂation and commodity prices, banking and sovereign 377 Columns Design XML Ltd / Job: Bowmaker-Art_and_Practice_Economics_Research / Division: 20Reinhart /Pg. Position: 1 / Date: 9/7 JOBNAME: Bowmaker PAGE: 2 SESS: 5 OUTPUT: Thu Aug 23 16:50:48 2012 378 The art and practice of economics...
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