Benjamin J. Cohen

Professor of International Political Economy at University Of California, Santa Barbara

Benjamin J. Cohen is Louis G. Lancaster Professor of International Political Economy at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he has been a member of the Political Science Department since 1991. He was educated at Columbia University, earning a PhD in Economics in 1963. He has worked as a Research Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (1962-1964) and has taught at Princeton University (1964-1971) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (1971-1991). A specialist in the political economy of international money and finance, he serves on the editorial boards of several leading academic journals and is the author of twelve books, including most recently Global Monetary Governance and International Political Economy: An Intellectual History, both published in 2008. He has won numerous awards and in 2000 was named Distinguished Scholar of the Year by the International Political Economy Section of the International Studies Association.