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Susan Ariel Aaronson
Associate Research Professor of International Affairs
Dr. Aaronson’s areas of expertise include international trade, business and human rights, business in conflict zones, economic growth and human rights, and global corporate social responsibility. Dr. Aaronson is a frequent speaker on public understanding of globalization issues. She was a regular commentator on “All Things Considered” (1994-1995), “Marketplace” (1995-1998), and “Morning Edition” (1998-2001). She has also appeared on CNN, BBC, and PBS to discuss trade and globalization issues. She is the author of 6 books and numerous articles on trade, investment, global corporate social responsibility, accountability, business and human rights, and other globalization issues. Dr. Aaronson serves on the Advisory Board for Business-Human Rights and has been a pro-bono advisor to the UN Special Representative on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights and the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. In recent years, she has consulted for the International Labour Organization, Free the Slaves, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, and the Stanley Foundation, as well as for various governments.
Phone: (202) 994-7974
Hossein G. Askari
Iran Professor of International Business and International Affairs
Askari’s areas of expertise include international trade and finance, Islamic economics, and economic development in the Middle East. Askari has served on the executive board of the International Monetary Fund and as a consultant to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the United Nations, the Government of Saudi Arabia, and a number of multinational corporations. Askari’s has authored several publications including The Middle East Exporters: What Happened to Economic Development?; journal articles on international finance and trade, Islamic economics and finance, and economic development in the Middle East; and opinion-editorials for The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Phone: (202) 994-0847
Professor of Economics
Dunn’s publications include articles in the Journal of Political Economy, KYKLOS, Southern Economic Journal, Princeton Essays in International Finance, among others. He has also written 35 columns, which were published in The Washington Post and four op-ed columns in The New York Times.
Office: (202) 994-7379
Professor of Economics
Joutz’s areas of expertise are macroeconometrics, energy economics, time series, and forecasting. He contributes quarterly macroeconomic forecasts (known as the Benchmark Forecasts) to the Survey of Professional Forecasters produced by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He is an associate book editor for The International Journal of Forecasting. He has taught at Oberlin College and worked at Resources for the Future.
Office: (202) 994-4899
Graciela L. Kaminsky
Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Dr. Kaminsky’s areas of expertise include macroeconomics, international finance, and monetary policy. She has been a visiting scholar at numerous government organizations, including the Bank of Japan, the Bank of Spain, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Hong Kong Monetary, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore. She has also been a consultant to international institutions including the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank. Dr. Kaminsky’s research covers a variety of topics in macroeconomics and international finance, including financial globalization, the investment strategy of mutual funds, currency and banking crises, contagion, credibility, and inflation stabilization policies.
Phone: (202) 994-6686
J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Visiting Professor of International Affairs
Lustig’s areas of expertise include development economics; poverty and income distribution; and social policies and her region and country of specialization is Latin America and Mexico. Dr. Lustig has been director of the Poverty Group at United Nations Development Programme, president and professor of economics at the Universidad de las Americas-Puebla, and chief of the Poverty and Inequality Unit at the Inter-American Development Bank. Dr. Lustig’s fields of expertise are development economics, poverty and income distribution, social policies, and social protection with a focus on Latin America. She was the founding member and president of Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association. She has been a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences since 1987 and of several other boards of prestigious research institutions and academic journals.
Phone: (202) 994-5289
Michael O. Moore
Professor of Economics and International Affairs; Director, Institute for International Economic Policy
Dr. Moore’s areas of expertise include international trade theory and policy; antidumping; and the World Trade Organization. Moore teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in international trade theory and policy as well as international macroeconomics. He also has taught international economics to American diplomats at the Foreign Service Institute and students at the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences-Po) in Paris. He has been published in numerous academic journals including the Journal of International Economics, International Trade Journal, Canadian Journal of Economics, Review of International Economics, European Journal of Political Economy, and Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, and has been a contributor to five books. His commentary has appeared in numerous media outlets, including The Washington Post, The Financial Times, CNN, CBC, NPR, and NBC. Moore recently completed a year as senior economist for international trade on the President’s Council of Economic Advisors.
Phone: (202) 994-6157
Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Professorial Lecturer of Law
Pelzman's primary areas of research include international economics, law and economics, international trade law, and economics of the Middle East and North Africa. Pelzman worked on the Soviet Economy and in the 1990s ran a year long seminar (for a decade) on economies in transition.
Office: (202) 994-7108
Associate Professor of International Finance
Dr. Rehman's areas of expertise include global financial markets, central banks, global financial crisis management and financial sector development, the European Union, central and Eastern Europe, and exchange rate regimes.
Phone: (202) 994-6813
Tara M. Sinclair
Assistant Professor of Economics
Sinclair’s research interests focus on modeling, explaining, and forecasting business cycle fluctuations and economic growth for different countries. She contributes regularly to the Survey of Professional Forecasters and is also the assistant director of the GW Research Program on Forecasting. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in macroeconomics and econometrics.
Office: (202) 994-7988
Cell: (202) 306-3351
Nicholas S. Vonortas
Professor of Economics and International Affairs; Director, GW’s Center for International Science and Technology Policy; Director, GW’s international science and technology policy graduate program
Vonortas’ teaching and research interests include industrial organization, the economics of technological change, and science and technology policy. He specializes in strategic partnerships, innovation networks, technology transfer, technology and competition policy, and the appraisal of the economic returns of R&D programs. He has written extensively on these topics and has spoken to a wide variety of audiences at professional meetings and universities, international conferences, and other settings. Vonortas is a founding member and serves on the steering committee of the Washington Research Evaluation Network. He has served as a consultant to many government agencies in the United States, the European Union, the Republic of Korea, and Japan, and to several international organizations on issues related to strategic partnerships, R&D program evaluation, science and technology indicators, innovation systems and technology, competition, and intellectual property policy.
Office: (202) 994-6458
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