After her undergraduate and Masters degrees at University of Toronto in Economics, International Relations and Chinese Studies, Professor Catherine Schenk FRHistS, FAcSS, FRSA went to the London School of Economics to complete her PhD in Economic History. Since then she has held academic positions at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Royal Holloway, University of London and University of Glasgow. Professor Schenk has also been visiting professor at Nankai University, China, and Hong Kong University. Outside academia she has spent time as a visiting researcher at the International Monetary Fund and at the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research. In 2018/19 she was Senior Lamfalussy Fellow at the Bank for International Settlements, delivering the Per Jacobsson Lecture in 2020. She is President of the Economic History Society and Associate Fellow in international economics at Chatham House.