Former Chief Economist International Monetary Fund
Professor of Economics, University of California
The renowned economist Maurice Obstfeld was a member of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers. Prior to returning to the University of California at Berkeley, the professor and former Chair of the Department of Economics was successful in advising central banks around the world, as well as the World Bank. From 2015 to 2018, Maurice Obstfeld was the Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund. His research focuses on international economics and macroeconomics. His current projects deal with the global context of the US, the architecture of the euro area, the macroeconomic policies of the Chinese economy and the tensions in the international financial markets.