Richard Newell Cooper is a professor of international economics at Harvard University and the well-known experts of international economic issues. He received a master’s degree in economics from London School of Economics and Political Science in 1958 and received his PhD degree from Harvard University in 1962. Since 1981, he has been working at Faculty of Economics at Harvard University and gained abundant academic achievements. His research fields include transition economy and developing countries’ economic growth, international trade, international finance, macroeconomic policy etc. Professor Cooper is interested in how to solve environmental issues though international cooperation. At present, he focuses on policy regarding global warming. He finished a research paper The International Political Solution to the Global Warming and lectures a course named The International Political Solution to the Global Warming to the freshman of Harvard University.
Professor Cooper worked in important positions at American government of Kennedy, Carter and Clinton. He was the chairman of the National Intelligence Council, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Monetary Affairs in the United States Department of State, the Under-Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, senior staff economist of the Council of Economic Advisers, the chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and a provost at Yale University. He had made significant achievement in international economic academic research and economic affairs analysis.