Richard Edward Baldwin is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies as well as a Managing Editor of the journal Economic Policy. He was a Senior Staff Economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisors in the Bush Sr. Administration (1990-1991) and has advised the European Commission on several European integration issues. He has also worked in the past for the European Commission, EFTA, the OECD, the FCO, the World Bank, USAID and UNCTAD. From 1991 to 2001 he was Co-Director of the International Trade Programme of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (a trans-European network of scholars).
His areas of specialisation are international trade, regional integration, and economic geography. In 2001 he published, together with Erik Berglof (Stockholm School of Economics), Francesco Giavazzi (Bocconi) and Mika Widgren (Turku), a book on the Treaty of Nice entitled Nice Try: Should the Treaty of Nice be Ratified? In 1994 he published a book - entitled Towards an Integrated Europe - that dealt with the issues of expanding European integration eastward. He also edited or co-edited 3 conference volume books and has published, inter alia, in the Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, European Economics Review, Journal of International Economics, and the Handbook of International Economics.
Before coming to Geneva in May 1991, he was a professor at Columbia University Business School, having done his PhD in economics at MIT with Paul Krugman, an MSc at LSE with Alasdair Smith, and a first degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with Andre Sapir.
Richard is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, an elected member of the European Economics Association Council, and on the editorial boards of the European Journal of Political Economy, The World Economy, and Weltwritschaftliches Archiv. He was an Associate Editor of the European Economic Review for five years. He visited MIT during the 1989/99 academic year.
Charles Wyplosz is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva where he is Director of the International Centre for Money and Banking Studies. He is also Director of the International Macroeconomics Program of CEPR.
An expert in monetary affairs, currency crises and the international monetary system, Charles has been Associate Dean for Research and Development at INSEAD and Director of the PhD Program in Economics at the Ecole des Hauts Etudes en Science Sociales in Paris.
He is currently a member of the Conseil D’Analyse Economique which reports to the Prime Minister of France, of the French Finance Minister’s Commission des Comptes de la Nation, of the Group of Independent Economic Advisors to the President of the European Commission, and of the Bellagio Group. He is also an occasional consultant to the European Commission, the IMF, the World Bank, the United Nations, the Asian Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank, and has acted as an advisor to the government of the Russian Federation.
He was founding Managing Editor of the review, Economic Policy. As well as serving on several boards of professional reviews and European research centres, he is a regular columnist in several newspapers and the author of numerous books and professional articles.
Charles holds degrees in Engineering and Statistics from Paris and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.