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Barry Eichengreen

Barry Eichengreen

Writing for PS since 2003
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Barry Eichengreen is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and a former senior policy adviser at the International Monetary Fund. He is the author of many books, including the forthcoming In Defense of Public Debt

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  1. The Big Float
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    The Big Float

    Jun 11, 2021 Barry Eichengreen reviews two recent books on the international monetary system since the US abandoned the gold standard in 1971.

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    European Colonialism in Africa Is Alive

    Stelios Michalopoulos & Elias Papaioannou

    A proper reckoning with the past is long overdue for Europe's former colonial powers. But while toppling statues may be justified, it is more important for Europeans to understand how the political, economic, and social legacy of colonialism still operates today.

    trace the ongoing social, economic, and political consequences of the centuries-long exploitation of Africa.
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