Prof. Kenneth Rogoff

Professor of Economics , Harvard University

Kenneth Rogoff is Maurits C. Boas Professor at Harvard University, and former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund. 

His influential 2009 book with Carmen Reinhart, This Time Is Different:  Eight Centuries of Financial Folly, shows the remarkable quantitative similarities across time and countries in the roots and aftermath of debt and financial crises. 

Professor Rogoff is also known for his pioneering work on central bank independence, and on exchange rates. He is co-author of the widely-used graduate text, Foundations of International Macroeconomics.  

His 2016 book The Curse of Cash  looks at the past, present and future of currency from standardized coinage to crypto-currencies.  His monthly syndicated column on global economic issues is published in over 50 countries.

Professor Rogoff is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has long ranked among the top dozen most cited economists, and is an international grandmaster of chess.

The Conference Participants

H.E. Majed bin Abdullah Al-Hogail

Minister of Municipality and Rural Affairs and Housing , Saudi Arabia

H.E. Ayman Al-Sayari

Governor , Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) , Saudi Arabia

H.E. Mohammed Al-Jadaan

Minister of Finance , Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

H.E. Giancarlo Giorgetti

Minister of Economy and Finance , Italy

H.E. Mathias Cormann

Secretary-General Organization for Economic Co- operation and Development

H.E. Mohammed El-Kuwaiz

Chairman , Capital Market Authority (CMA) , Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

H.E. Faisal Al Ibrahim

Minister of Economy & Planning, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

H.E. Khalid Al-Falih

Minister of Investment of Saudi Arabia

H.E. Dr. Muhammad Al Jasser

Chairman , Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group , Saudi Arabia

H.E. Dr. Nabeel Koshak

CEO and Board Member , SVC , Saudi Arabia