Barry Eichengreen's expertise includes the global economy, economic history, banking, the Great Depression, and European Union finance. Eichengreen is a frequent commentator on major economic issues. His best known work is Golden Fetters: The Gold Standard and the Great Depression, 1919-1939, published in 1992. He is the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and professor of political science at UC Berkeley, where he has taught since 1987. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. He also is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the convener of the Bellagio Group of academics and economic officials.