B.S.F.S., Georgetown University; M.A., Ph.D., Boston University
M. Margaret Ball Professor of International Relations; Professor of Economics
Research deals with financial globalization; teaches courses in macroeconomics.
My research deals with issues in financial globalization: Are capital flows consistent with financial stability? Why are financial markets volatile? What are the causes of financial crises? My book, The IMF and Global Financial Crises: Phoenix Rising?, was published by Cambridge University Press, and a Chinese language edition of the book was published in 2015. My articles have appeared in many journals, including the Journal of International Money and Finance, Review of International Economics, Open Economies Review, Journal of Development Economics, Economics & Politics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Review of World Economics, and World Development. I maintain a blog on research in international finance, Capital Ebbs and Flows.
I teach courses in international macroeconomics, the economics of globalization, financial markets and macroeconomic theory. In 2014, I was awarded the Pinanski Teaching Prize, which honors fine teaching. I also served as the first Faculty Director of the Madeleine Korbel Institute for Global Affairs.