William W. Grimes

Associate Dean & Professor, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies

Ph.D., Princeton University
William Grimes is a Core Faculty Member of the Global China Initiative and the Global Economic Governance Initiative at the Boston University Global Development Policy Center. He is also Professor of International Relations and Political Science at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He currently is focused on the role of regional financial arrangements (RFAs) within the global financial safety net.
In addition to his own longstanding work on East Asia’s main RFA, the $240 billion reserve pooling arrangement known as the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralization, he has worked extensively on comparative analyses of various RFAs and their relationships with the IMF and other layers of the global financial safety net. They have secured funding from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development as well as the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership to further these efforts.

Dr. Grimes has spent time as a visiting researcher at the Japanese Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Japan and several universities in Japan and Australia. He has been the recipient of various fellowships and awards over the years, including two Fulbright fellowships and a book-writing grant from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. He is committed to policy-relevant research and works regularly with government officials and financial professionals, particularly from the United States and Japan.

He is the author of Currency and Contest in East Asia: The Great Power Politics of Financial Regionalism (Cornell University Press, 2009) and Unmaking the Japanese Miracle: Macroeconomic Politics, 1985-2000 (Cornell University Press, 2001).

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