Paul R. Masson recently retired from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, where he has also taught international finance to graduate students in the economics department.

Paul has spent most of his career at official institutions: starting at the Bank of Canada in 1973 after receiving a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He then worked at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the International Monetary Fund. He is currently associated with the National Bureau of Economic Research, Center for Economic and Policy Research and the C.D. Howe Institute, and was a visiting scholar at The Brookings Institution. During 2007-08, Paul served as special adviser to the Governor of the Bank of Canada. He has also consulted for the Bank for International Settlements, the Conference Board of Canada, the Dubai Economic Council and the World Bank.

Paul’s research interests and publications have mainly been in the area of monetary economics, international money and finance, public finance, and macroeconomic modelling. He has published several books, including Economic Cooperation in an Uncertain World, with Atish Ghosh (Blackwell, 1994), The Monetary Geography of Africa, with Catherine Pattillo (Brookings Institution Press, 2005), and a textbook based on his course, Topics in International Finance (World Scientific, 2007). He has also published a number of articles on policy credibility, financial crises, contagion, exchange rate regimes, and financial regulation. A collection of some of his articles has recently appeared under the title Currencies, Crises, Fiscal Policy, and Coordination (World Scientific, 2011).

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