The Rafael del Pino Foundation organised, on 19 May 2014, Benjamin Cohen's Keynote Lecture "the coming monetary disorder".
Benjamin Cohen received his PhD in economics from Columbia University in 1963, began his professional career as a research economist at the New York Federal Reserve in 1962 and, in 1964, began his academic career as a professor in the Department of Economics at Princeton University. From 1971 to 1991 he held the William L. Clayton Chair in International Economic Affairs at the Fletcher School at Tufts University and in 1991 he joined the University of California-Santa Barbara.
Professor Cohen is a member of the American Economic Association, the American Political Science Association, the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Studies Association as well as the Editorial Board of the Review of International Political Economy.
His intense and prolific teaching and research work has focused mainly on the study of international monetary and financial relations and international political economy. He has published more than twenty books, including his latest works: "The future of global currency: the Euro versus the Dollar", published by Routledge in 2010; "International political economy", published by Edward Elgar Publishing in 2011; "Power in a changing world economy: lessons from East Asia", published by Routledge in 2014 (co-editor, Eric M.P. Chiu); and "Advanced Introduction to International Political Economy", published by Edward Elgar Publishing in 2014.