Mehrling Expounds Findings of Latest Book on INET Podcast

In a recent appearance on the Economics and Beyond podcast, Perry Mehrling, Professor of International Political Economy at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, discusses his latest book Money and Empire: Charles P. Kindleberger and the Dollar System

Mehrling joined Robert Johnson, President of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), to discuss the conception of his book project, why he chose to use economist Charles Kindleberger’s life as a lens to explore the global dollar system, as well as how he helped shape that emerging system. As Mehrling notes, Kindleberger’s research at the New York Fed and BIS during the Great Depression, his wartime intelligence work, and his role in administering the Marshall Plan gave him deep insight into how the international financial system really operated. His book, Money and Empire, throws a revealing light on the underlying economic forces and political obstacles that shape our globalized world.

The full podcast can be listened to below.

Perry Mehrling is a Professor of International Political Economy at the Pardee School and teaches courses on the economics of money and banking, the history of money and finance, and international money. He is the author of The New Lombard Street: How the Fed became the dealer of last resort (Princeton 2011), Fischer Black and the Revolutionary Idea of Finance (Wiley 2005), and The Money Interest and the Public Interest (Harvard 1997). For more about Professor Mehrling, visit his Pardee School faculty profile or his personal website