About the Author
Stephen Cecchetti is currently Professor of International Economics and Finance at the International Business School, Brandeis University, and Director of Research at the Rosenberg Institute for Global Finance. He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an organization of distinguished academic economists who specialize in policy-oriented empirical studies of national and world economies, and a consultant to central banks around the world. He is currently serving as a consultant to the European Central Bank's Inflation Persistence Project. Prior to joining the faculty at Brandeis, he was Professor of Economics at Ohio State University. From August 1997 to September 1999, he was Executive Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, as well as Associate Economist of the Federal Open Market Committee. Professor Cecchetti received a S.B. in Economics from M.I.T. in 1977, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982.
Angela Redish is a Professor of Economics at the University of British Columbia where she has taught since 1982. She served as Special Advisor to the Bank of Canada in 2000-2001 and was Head of the Economics Department at UBC from 2001-2006. She is the author of a book on the history of monetary standards before the 19th century, Bimetallism: An Economic and Social Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 2000) and numerous scholarly articles on the history of money and banking. These include historical comparisons of the stability of the US and Canadian banking system, and an analysis of the role of the Canadian banking system in Canada's economic growth. She currently is a Trustee of the Economic History Association and a member of the C.D.Howe Monetary Policy Council. Professor Redish received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario after completing her M.A. there, and has a BA (Hons.) from Wilfrid Laurier University