American economist and chess Grandmaster. He games for business and economics roy gardner pdf the Thomas D.
Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Rogoff grew up in Rochester, New York. His father was a Professor of Radiology at the University of Rochester.
Rogoff received a BA and MA from Yale University summa cum laude in 1975, and a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1980. At sixteen Rogoff dropped out of high school to concentrate on chess. He won the United States Junior Championship in 1969 and spent the next several years living primarily in Europe and playing in tournaments there.
However, at eighteen he made the decision to go to college and pursue a career in economics rather than to become a professional player, although he continued to play and improve for several years afterward. Rogoff was awarded the IM title in 1974, and the GM title in 1978.
In other tournaments, he drew for first at Norristown in 1973 and at Orense in 1976. He has also drawn individual games against former world champions Mikhail Tal and Tigran Petrosian. In 2012 he drew a blitz game with the world’s highest rated player Magnus Carlsen. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.