Robert McCauley is an expert on the history of international financial markets and the international monetary system. He has spent most of his career in central banking doing research, most recently as Senior Adviser at the Monetary and Economic Department of the Bank for International Settlements and, before that, in international finance at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He is Nonresident Senior Fellow at Boston University's Global Development Policy Center and serves on the scientific committee of the Fondation Banque de France.
Recent publications in refereed academic journals on the international monetary system include works on exorbitant privilege, the Triffin dilemma, the dollar zone and renminbi internationalisation. He also contributes to current debates through media such as The Financial Times, The Economist, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. His current projects include contributing to the latest version of Charles Kindleberger’s classic Manias, Panics and Crashes: a history of financial crises (Palgrave) and The Global Domain of the Dollar (Cambridge University Press). He has enjoyed teaching courses on foreign policy and international banking and international finance.