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Benn Steil  

Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics

Dr. Benn Steil is senior fellow and director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He is also the founding editor of International Finance, a top scholarly economics journal, as well as a co-founder and managing member of Efficient Frontiers LLC, a markets consultancy. From 2002 to 2006 he was also a nonexecutive director of the virt-x securities exchange in London (now part of the Swiss Exchange). Prior to his joining the Council in 1999, he was director of the International Economics Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London. He came to the Institute in 1992 from a Lloyd's of London Tercentenary Research Fellowship at Nuffield College, Oxford, where he received his MPhil and DPhil (PhD) in economics. He also holds a BSc in economics summa cum laude from theWharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Steil has written and spoken widely on international finance, securities trading, and financial market regulation. He is a columnist for Dow Jones' Financial News, and a regular op-ed contributor at the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. His latest book, The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order, will be published in early 2013. His previous book, Money, Markets and Sovereignty, was awarded the 2010 Hayek Book Prize. Financial Statecraft: The Role of Financial Markets in American Foreign Policy was named one of the "Best Business Books of 2006" by Library Journal and an "Outstanding Academic Title of 2006" by Choice. Among his earlier books are a critically acclaimed analysis of The European Equity Markets; a major text on Institutional Investors; a widely reviewed policy study on Building a Transatlantic Securities Market, which has been the topic of numerous conferences in North America and Europe; and edited volumes on cross-border antitrust (Antitrust Goes Global) and the economics of innovation (Technological Innovation and Economic Performance).


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