C. Fred Bergsten

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C. Fred Bergsten (born 1941) is an American economist, author, and political adviser. He has served as Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department and has been director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics, formerly the Institute for International Economics, since its founding in 1981. In addition to his academic work he makes his opinions known to the policy making community and engages with the public with television appearanceswriting for influential periodicals such as Foreign Affairs magazineand by writing books.

Education and career

Bergsten received a B.A. from Central Methodist University, during which time he pledged a fraternity, Alpha Phi Gamma, and then earned a MA, MALD, and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He was a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations from 1967 to 1968. In 1969 he became Assistant for International Economic Affairs to Henry Kissinger at the National Security Council where he coordinated US foreign economic policy until 1971. From 1972 to 1976 he was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

From 1977 to 1981 he served at the U.S. Treasury Department as Assistant Secretary for International Affairs during the Carter administration.

Bergsten was a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International......
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