Before that, Rogoff also held professorships at Princeton, U.C. Berkeley, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked as an economist in the international finance division of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1980, writing his dissertation on exchange rate volatility and expectations, after graduating from Yale with Honors in Economics.
A frequent commentator for print and radio media here and abroad, Rogoff has published a plethora of articles and books (many of the available online); his most recent book is This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (September 2009). He also an avid chess player, having achieved the esteemed title of International Grandmaster, the highest title awarded to chess players in the world.