Pierre L. Siklos is Professor of Economics and Director of the Wiessman European Research Centre at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. He is the managing editor of the North American Journal of Economics and Finance, author of The Changing Face of Central Banking (Cambridge University Press, 2002), and co-editor with Richard Burdekin of Deflation: Current and Historical Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2004). In 2008, Professor Siklos was named to the C. D. Howe Institute's Monetary Policy Council, became chairholder of the Bundesbank Foundation of International Monetary Economics at the Freie Universitat, Berlin, and became a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. His research in macroeconomics emphasizes the study of inflation, central banks, and financial markets. Martin T. Bohl is Professor of Economics, Centre for Quantitative Economics, Westfaelische Wilhelms Universitaet, Muenster. From 1999 to 2006 he was a Professor of Finance and Capital Markets at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), where he was also spokesman for the Ph.D. program Capital Markets and Finance in the Enlarged Europe. Professor Bohl focuses on monetary theory and policy as well as financial market research. He has published in many international macroeconomics and finance journals and has been a visiting scholar at several universities in Europe and North America. Mark E. Wohar is the UNO CBA Distinguished Professor at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, where he is director of the Division of Economic and Financial Analysis. Professor Wohar has published more than 85 refereed journal articles, including pieces in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Economic Journal, and the Journal of International Economics. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Economics and Applied Economics and serves on the editorial board of Economic Inquiry and on the Editor Council of the Review of International Economics. The recipient of several awards for research excellence, his areas of investigation include domestic and international macroeconomics, international finance, monetary theory, and financial institutions.
This is an amazing book that deciphers the amazing transformation of central banking since the 1980s. It brings together leading economists, many of whom were instrumental in this transformation as researchers, central bankers, and teachers, often combining these roles. The result is a very effective shortcut to a huge literature. Charles Wyplosz, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland