Paul Blustein has written about economic issues for more than thirty years, first as a reporter at leading news organizations and later as the author of several critically-acclaimed books. He is currently affiliated with the Centre for International Governance Innovation and the Brookings Institution.

    A graduate of the University of Wisconsin and Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, Paul spent most of his career reporting for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. His work has won several prizes, including business journalism's most prestigious, the Gerald Loeb Award. His reporting and research have taken him to more than forty countries on six continents.

    Paul lives in Kamakura, Japan, with his wife, Yoshie Sakai, and is the father of four children. A recent professional interest of Paul's, following his experience of living through the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, is the Fukushima nuclear accident, which he has written about in several publications.

        "Paul Blustein has achieved the improbable. He has written a riveting thriller about the International Monetary Fund. Even more improbable is that it is not a work of fiction."

--Financial Times

 "An engrossing inside account. . . .The arguments surrounding Argentina's collapse are complex and technical. It is Mr. Blustein's considerable achievement to have fashioned them into such a page-turner."

--The Economist

"A shimmering, essential read for those seeking a deeper and more nuanced perspective on the modern commerce of nations." --The Washington Post

“Using confidential documents, interviews and financial forensics, Mr. Blustein reveals — in often unflattering detail — the efforts of the world’s financial leaders as they scramble to repair the badly-broken global economy.” -- The Wall Street Journal