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Harvard’s Kenneth Rogoff to Give Winter Lecture Feb. 14 on Sovereign Bankruptcy

Harvard professor Kenneth S. Rogoff will deliver the Judge Ralph K. Winter Lecture on Corporate Law and Governance on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Yale Law School. He’ll speak on “Sovereign Bankruptcy: Is This Time Different?” The talk will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge and is free and open to the public. The Winter Lecture is sponsored by the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law.

Kenneth Rogoff is the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He served as chief economist and director of research at the International Monetary Fund from 2001-2003. His treatise, Foundations of International Macroeconomics (with Maurice Obstfeld), is the standard graduate text in the field worldwide, and his monthly syndicated column on global economic issues is published regularly in over 50 countries. He is on the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Central Bank of Sweden. His recent book with Carmen Reinhart, This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly, builds on a massive new data set covering 66 countries and 800 years. The book, a New York Times, Amazon, and international bestseller, shows the remarkable quantitative similarities across time and countries in both the run-up to, and the aftermath of, severe financial crises.

An elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Rogoff was awarded the life title of international grandmaster of chess by the World Chess Federation. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Judge Ralph K. Winter Lectureship on Corporate Law and Governance was established by former law clerks and students of Judge Winter to support lectures on corporate law and governance and related topics.