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Current positions

Senior Associate (non-resident) with the Economics Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies

Past positions

Journalist in Residence, and Nonresident Fellow, Global Economy and Development Program, the Brookings Institution

Staff Writer, 1987-2006 (Tokyo bureau, 1990-1995)

Staff Reporter, 1979-87, New York and Washington


Writer and Associate Editor, 1975-79



M.A., Philosophy, Politics & Economics   Merton College, Oxford, 1975


B.A., History               University of Wisconsin, 1973

Bios and C.V.

Paul's CV (page 1)

Paul's CV (page 2)

Twitter: @PaulBlustein

A Career Highlight



The Past and Future Of the World's

Dominant Currency

Yale University Press


"Excellent...A fascinating, detailed account of the history of tensions in America's trade relationship with China."

--The Economist

"A wonderful journalistic job...a very important book on a very important subject."

--Martin Wolf's "economics reading list" in the Financial Times

l Time


"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

"Gripping, often frightening...should be read by anyone wanting to understand, from the inside, how the international financial system really works."

--The Economist

"An absorbing tale of hope, folly, and betrayal [and] an authoritative account of [Argentina's] unraveling."

--The Los Angeles Times

"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

"Authoritative and detailed....Blustein marshals impressive research." --Foreign Affairs