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Maurice Obstfeld to deliver Levine Family Lecture May 13th

Professor Maurice Obstfeld of the University of California, Berkeley, will give the Levine Family Lecture on "Three Lessons of the Crisis for Macroeconomists" this Monday, May 13th, 4-5:30pm in the Buehler Alumni Center. Sponsored by the Levine Family Fund and presented by the UC Davis Economics Department, the event is free and open to the public.

Obstfeld is the co-author of two textbooks on international economics, as well as more than 100 research articles on exchange rates, international financial crises, global capital markets, and monetary policy. From July 2014 to August 2015, he served as a Member of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, and from September 2015 to December 2018 he served as the Economic Counsellor and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund.

He was previously (2002–2014) an honorary advisor to the Bank of Japan's Institute of Monetary and Economic Studies. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among Obstfeld's honors are Tilburg University’s Tjalling Koopmans Asset Award, the John von Neumann Award of the Rajk Laszlo College of Advanced Studies (Budapest), and the Kiel Institute’s Bernhard Harms Prize.