Paul Blustein has written about economic issues for more than 40 years, first as a reporter at leading news organizations and later as the author of several critically-acclaimed books. He continues to work on book projects as a think tank fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS).
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. Articles he has written in recent years have been published by Fortune, Slate, Politico, Foreign Policy, Bloomberg View, and other media outlets. His reporting and research have taken him to more than 50 countries on six continents.
Paul lives in Kamakura, Japan with his wife, Yoshie Sakai, and is a father and grandfather. A professional interest of Paul’s, following his experience of living through the March 2011 earthquake, is the Fukushima nuclear accident. But his main focus continues to be economics; his latest book, Schism: China, America and the Fracturing of the Global Trading System, was published in September 2019, and he is currently working on a book about the US dollar and challenges to its global dominance.Schism: China, America and the Fracturing of the Global Trading System,