Charles P. Kindleberger
Ford International Professor of Economics Emeritus
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
October 12, 1910
A.B. University of Pennsylvania, 1932
A.M. Columbia University, 1934
Ph.D. Columbia University, 1937
Office of Strategic Services: Washington, DC 1942-1943, London 1943-1944
Captain and Major, U.S. Army, 12th Army Group: Europe 1944-1945
Summer 1936 Research Economist International Research Division, US Treasury Department, Washington, DC
1936-1939 Research Economist Federal Reserve Bank of New York
1939-1940 Research Economist Bank for International Settlements, Basle, Switzerland
1940-1942 Research Economist Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System, Washington, DC
1945-1947 Chief of Divison Department of State, German and Austrian Economic Affairs
1947-1948 Advisor Department of State, European Recovery Program
1948-1951 Associate Professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1951-1976 Professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology (later Ford International Professor of Economics)
1967-1968 Visiting Professor Atlanta University Center
1976-1981 Emeritus and part-time Senior Lecturer Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1981-1982 Visiting Professor Middlebury College
1983-1987 Visiting Professor Brandeis University
Various Years The Fletcher Scool (Tufts University)
Phi Beta Kappa
American Economic Association, President 1985
Royal Economic Society (UK)
Economic History Association
Economic History Society (UK)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Philosophical Society
Corresponding Fellow, British Academy
1944 Bronze Star
1945 Legion of Merit
1966 Dr. h.c., University of Paris
1977 Dr. h.c., University of Ghent
1978 Harms Prize, Institut für Weltwirtschaft, Kiel
1984 Dr. Sci. h.c., University of Pennsylvania
1989 Bicentennial Medal, Georgetown University>
International Short-Term Capital Movements, New York: Columbia University Press, 1937
The Dollar Shortage, New York: Wiley and MIT Press, 1950
International Economics, Homewood, IL: Richard D. Irwin, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, (and with Peter H. Lindert) 1978, 1982
Economic Development, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1958, 1965, (and with Bruce Herrick) 1977, 1983
The World In Depression, 1929-1939, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1973, revised and enlarged, 1986
Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises, New York: Basic Books, 1978, revised and enlarged, 1989, 3rd ed. 1996.
The Life of an Economist: An Autobiography, Cambridge, MA: Basil Blackwell, 1991
"The Dollar and World Liquidity. A Minority View," with Emile Despres and Walter S. Salant, Brookings Institution Reprint, no. 115, Washington, DC, 1966.
"The Rise of Free Trade in Western Europe, 1820-1875," in The Journal of Economic History, Vol. XXXV, No.1 (March 1975), pp. 20-55.
"Germany's Overtaking of Britain, 1806-1914," Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, CXI, 2 (June 1975), pp. 253-81, and 3 (September 1975), pp. 477-504."Lessons of Floating Exchange Rates," in K. Brunner and A.H. Meltzer, eds., Institutional Arrangements and the Inflation Problem, Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, a supplementary series to the Journal of Monetary Economics, vol. 3, Amsterdam, New York, and Oxford: North Holland, 1976, pp. 51-77.
"Lessons of Floating Exchange Rates," in K. Brunner and A.H. Meltzer, eds., Institutional Arrangements and the Inflation Problem, Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy, a supplementary series to the Journal of Monetary Economics, vol. 3, Amsterdam, New York, and Oxford: North Holland, 1976, pp. 51-77.
"The American Origins of the Marshall Plan: A View from the State Department," in Stanley Hoffmann and Charles Maier, eds., The Marshall Plan: A Retrospective, Boulder, CO and London: Westview Press, 1984, pp. 7-13.
"My Working Philiosophy," The American Economist, vol. XXX no. 1, Spring 1986, pp. 13-20.
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