Research interests: international economics, international trade, international monetary economics; internationall environmental issues.
Richard N. Cooper is Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics at Harvard University. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Executive Panel of the US Chief of Naval Operations, and the Brookings Panel on Economic Activity. He has served on several occasions in the US Government, as chairman of the National Intelligence Council (1995-97), Under-Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (1977-81), Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Monetary Affairs (1965-66), and senior staff economist at the Council of Economic Advisers (1961-63). He was also chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (1990-92), and Vice-Chairman of the Global Development Network (2001-2007). As a Marshall Scholar, he studied at the London School of Economics, and earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University. His most recent books include Boom, Crisis, and Adjustment (with others), Macroeconomic Management in Korea, 1970-1990 (with others), Environment and Resource Policies for the World Economy, and What the Future Holds (with others).
From the Fairbank Podcast:
Cooper R. Economic Interdependence and War. Forthcoming.
Cooper R. Social Mobility. Century Weekly. 2014.
Cooper R. Korean Unification?. Century Weekly. 2014.
Cooper R. Central Bank Capital. Century Weekly. 2014.
Cooper R. Conference on the International Monetary System, on the 70th Anniversary of BrettonWoods. Conference on the International Monetary System. 2014.
Cooper R. Female Political Leaders. Century Weekly. 2014.
Cooper R. Centenary of the First World War. Century Weekly.
Cooper R. Will China's Economy Surpass the United States in 2014?. Century Weekly. 2014.
Cooper R. Demography, Economic Growth, and Capital Flows. 2014.
Cooper R. The Shale Gas Revolution. Century Weekly. 2013.
Cooper R. America's Fiscal Situation. Century Weekly. 2013.
Cooper R. The Iraq War Ten Years Later. Century Weekly. 2013.
Cooper R. China's Income Inequality. Century Weekly. 2013.
Cooper R. The Third Plenum and Economic Reform. 2013.
Cooper R. Global Imbalances. China-US Economists Symposium. 2013.
Cooper R. China into the Arctic?. Century Weekly. 2013.
Cooper R. Whither Climate Change?. Century Weekly. 2013.
Cooper R. A Larger American Economy?. Century Weekly. 2013.
Cooper R. China into the Arctic. Century Weekly. 2013.
Cooper R. The US Government Shutdown. Century Weekly. 2013.
Cooper R. The Third Plenum and Economic Reform. Century Weekly. 2013.
Cooper R. Japan's New Economic Policy. Century Weekly. 2013.
Cooper R. Cyprus: A Small Country in Big Trouble. Century Weekly. 2013.
Cooper R. Financing for Climate Change. 2012. ee.txt.docx
Cooper R. Proposal for a Common Currency among Rich Democracies. 2011.
Cooper R. Reform of the International Monetary System: A Modest Proposal. 2011.
Cooper R. How Serious Are Global Imbalances?. 2010.
Cooper R. Does the SDR Have a Future?. 2010.
Cooper R. Europe's Emissions Trading System. 2010.
Cooper RN. Economic Aspects of the Cold War, 1962-1975. [Internet]. 2008.
Cooper RN. Living with Global Imbalances . Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. 2007;2 :91-107.
Cooper RN. Understanding Global Imbalances . 2006.
Cooper RN. Proposal for a Common Currency among Rich Democracies . 2006.
Cooper RN. Almost a Century of Central Bank Cooperation. 2006.
Cooper RN. A Carbon Tax in China?. 2006.
Cooper RN. Whither China? . 2006.
Cooper RN. How Integrated Are China's and India's Labor into the World Economy? . 2006.
Cooper RN. The Kyoto Protocol: A Flawed Concept . 2006.
Cooper RN. Alternatives to Kyoto: The Case for a Carbon Tax . 2006.
Cooper RN. Living with Global Imbalances: A Contrarian View . International Economics. 2005.
Cooper RN. A Half Century of Development.
Cooper RN. A Glimpse of 2020. 2004.
Cooper RN. Is "Economic Power" a Useful and Operational Concept?. 2003.
Cooper RN. Reforming the International Financial System. 2002.krueger.pdf
Cooper RN. A Review of Joseph Stiglitz' "Globalization and Its Discontents". Allen Lane. 2002.
Cooper RN. U.S. Monetary Policy in an Integrating World: 1960 to 2000. 2001.
Cooper RN. Growth and Inequality: the Role of Foreign Trade and Investment . 2001.
Cooper RN. What's New in the New Economy?, in PAFTAD 27. Canberra, Australia ; 2001.
Cooper RN. China into the World Economic System . 2000.
Cooper RN. International Approaches to Global Climate Change . 1999.
Cooper RN. Prospects for the World Economy. 1999.
Cooper RN. The Asian Crisis: Causes and Consequences , in EMERGING MARKETS AND DEVELOPMENT. WORLD BANK-BROOKINGS INSTITUTION ; 1999.
Cooper RN. Remarks on the Evolution of International Financial Architecture, in Managing Risks in the 21st Century. Madrid, Spain ; 1999.
Cooper RN. Exchange Rate Choices . 1999.
Cooper RN. American Wages Have Grown . 1998.
Cooper RN. Key Currencies After the Euro. 1997.