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Peter Kenen

Department/Program(s):
    Position: Former EU Program Affiliates
    Title: Walker Professor of Economics and International Finance, Emeritus
    Lecturer with the rank of Professor in Economics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School
    Office: 113 Fisher Hall
    Phone: 609-258-4051



    Peter Kenen's research interests span international monetary economics and policy. He has written widely on European monetary integration and the monetary policy of Britain and other individual European countries. He is the author or coauthor of Asset Markets, Exchange Rates and Economic Integration (1980), Economic and Monetary Union in Europe (1995), The International Financial Architecture (2001) and International Economic and Financial Cooperation: New Issues, New Actors, and New Responses (2004). He is currently completing a book on regional monetary integration and its implications for the United States, which examines the relevance of European experience for other groups of countries. He has also begun a critical analysis of proposals for reforming the governance of the International Monetary Fund. He was the Director of the International Finance Section at Princeton from 1971 to 1999, and is currently Whitney H. Shepardson Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He was a member of President Kennedy’s task force on foreign economic policy, the Review Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics, and the Economic Advisory Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He has been a consultant to the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Reserve, the IMF, and the United Nations, and he has held research fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and the Bank of England. Ph.D. Harvard.