Graciela L. Kaminsky is professor of Economics and International Affairs at George Washington University and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She previously held positions as assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego and staff economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She has been a Visiting Scholar at numerous government organizations and international institutions, including the Bank of Japan, the Bank of Spain, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT. Professor Kaminsky has published widely in leading academic journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, and the Journal of Economic Perspectives. Her research has been featured in the financial press, including The Economist, The Financial Times, and Business Week. Professor Kaminsky’s research covers a variety of topics in macroeconomics and international finance, including financial globalization, international borrowing cycles, sovereign debt crises, currency and banking crises, financial contagion, and inflation stabilization policies. This research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and The Institute for New Economic Thinking, among other organizations.