Paul Blustein

 Paul Blustein is a CIGI senior fellow. An award-winning journalist and author, he has written extensively about international economics, trade and financial crises.
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Expertise
Business and Economics Journalism
International Economic Institutions
Global Financial Crises

Bio

 Paul Blustein is a CIGI senior fellow. An award-winning journalist and author, he has written extensively about international economics, trade and financial crises. Prior to joining CIGI in 2010, Paul was a journalist-in-residence at the Brookings Institution, a staff writer for The Washington Post and the chief economic correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Paul released his fifth book, Laid Low: Inside the Crisis That Overwhelmed Europe and the IMF in 2016. His next book, Schism: China, America and the Fracturing of the Global Trading System, will be published in September 2019.
 
A native of Washington D.C., Paul attended the University of Wisconsin (B.A., history), before heading to Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, graduating with an M.A. in philosophy, politics and economics in 1975. He lives in Kamakura, Japan with his wife, Yoshie Sakai, and is the father of four children.

In the News

Select Publications

  1. Blustein, Paul
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    2013
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    Off Balance: The Travails of Institutions That Govern the Global Financial System
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    Waterloo: CIGI
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  2. Blustein, Paul
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    2009
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    Misadventures of the Most Favored Nations: Clashing Egos, Inflated Ambitions, and the Great Shambles of the World Trade System
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    New York: PublicAffairs
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  3. Blustein, Paul
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    2005
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    And the Money Kept Rolling In (and Out): Wall Street, the IMF, and the Bankrupting of Argentina
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    New York: PublicAffairs
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  4. Blustein, Paul
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    2001
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    The Chastening: Inside the Crisis That Rocked the Global Financial System and Humbled the IMF
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    New York: PublicAffairs
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