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Ronald I. McKinnon

The bio below comes from a published article and may now be dated.

Ronald I. McKinnon is William D. Eberle Professor of International Economics at Stanford University. He is best known for an important article on the theory of optimum currency areas (1963); Money and Capital in Economic Development (1973), which highlighted how policies of “financial repression” retarded economic growth; The Order of Economic Liberalization (2nd edition 1993), which outlined how to traverse the perilous path from central planning to the market economy; and his work on regional and worldwide monetary arrangements.