Harris Dellas received his Ph.D from the University of Rochester in 1985. He is Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute of Political Economy at the University of Bern, Switzerland. He has previously been on the faculty of the Catholic University of Louvain, the University of Bonn, the University of Maryland and Vanderbilt University. He has also held a number of visiting positions at various European and US universities as well as at several central banks and the IMF. His current research focuses on international monetary arrangements, financial markets and monetary policy.