Marc Flandreau, born 1967, is the Howard Marks Professor of Economic History at the University of Pennsylvania. A graduate from Ecole Normale Supérieure and the Sorbonne, Flandreau holds his PhD in economics from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (1993). He has held in the past various academic and advising positions. In 2003-2008 we was the holder of the Chair of International Finance at Sciences Po, Paris. Between 2008 and 2017 he has been Professor of International Economics and International History at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva under the joint appointment of the two departments of history and economics. He has also been a visitor in many universities including Berkeley, Stanford, Princeton, Yale, Keio University and Todai in Japan. His main consulting and advisory activity include having been, between 2002 and 2008, the chief economist France of the bank Lehman brothers and he is currently a member of the Bank of International Settlements' Policy Panel and a senior advisor of the BIS historical data project, Historical Monetary and Financial Statistics. Marc Flandreau has published extensively in leading journals spanning a wide array, in economics, history and economic history. His books include: The Gold Standard in Theory and History (with Barry Eichengreen, 2nd edition, London, Routledge, 1997). Money doctors: the experience of international financial advising 1850-2000, (paperback edition, Routledge, 2003) International Financial History in the Twentieth Century: System and Anarchy (with Harold James and Carol-Ludwig Holtfrerich, Cambridge University Press, 2003). The Glitter of Gold. France, Bimetallism and the Emergence of the International Gold Standard, 1848-1873 (Oxford University Press, 2004). The making of Global Finance 1880-1913, (with Frédéric Zumer, OECD Development Centre Research Monograph, 2004). Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange, A Financial History of Victorian Science, (University of Chicago Press, 2016).