GW-CIBER Scholar Profiles
Deborah Avant, Director of International Studies and the Center for Research on International and Global Studies, UC Irvine
Professor Avant is an adjunct fellow at the Pacific Council on International Policy. Her research has been funded by the Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Olin Foundation, and the Smith Richardson Foundation, among others. She serves on the editorial boards of several journals including the American Political Science Review, Security Studies and International Studies Quarterly as well as on the steering committee of the Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation. She has chaired the International Security Studies Section of the International Studies Association (ISA) and served on several boards including the executive board of ISA, the executive board of Women in International Security (WIIS) and the board of visitors for the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC). Homepage: http://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=5452.
Meghana Ayyagari, Assistant Professor of International Business
Professor Ayyagari received her Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2004. She teaches courses in International Financial Management and International Business. Professor Ayyagari's research focuses on international corporate governance structures and property rights protection across countries. Her research interests also include the theory of the firm with an emphasis on the constraints faced by firms in developing economies. Her research has resulted in co-authored papers in the topics of property rights protection and the role of institutions, as well as firm innovation and impact of foreign direct investment. Professor Ayyagari's academic research has been published in the Review of Financial Studies and Small Business Economics. Professor Ayyagari has served as a consultant for several international organizations including the Development Research Group at the World Bank, USAID, and the Center for Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS). Professor Ayyagari is a member of the American Finance Association (AFA), Western Finance Association (WFA) and the Academy of International Business (AIB) and has served as a referee on several finance, economic and management journals.
Susan Aaronson, Associate Research Professor of International Affairs
Susan Ariel Aaronson is Associate Research Professor at The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. She also teaches in the School of Business, and is affiliated with the Institute for International Economic Policy and the Institute for Corporate Responsibility. She is also a Researcher with the World Trade Institute, directing a major study on the WTO and corruption. Her research is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and Ford Motor Company. Dr. Aaronson is the author of six books and numerous articles on trade, business and human rights, public private partnerships; globalization, and public understanding of economic change. Her books include Trade Imbalance: The Struggle to Weigh Human Rights in Trade Policymaking (Cambridge University Press, 2007), Trade and the American Dream, and Taking Trade to the Streets: The Lost History of Public Efforts to Shape Globalization. Her recent articles include "Unexpected Bedfellows: The GATT, the WTO and Some Democratic Rights," June, 2011, International Studies Quarterly; "How China's Employment Problems Became Trade Problems: China, labor law and the Rule of Law," forthcoming, Global Economy Journal; "A Match Made in Heaven? The Union of Trade and Human Rights," Review Essay for Human Rights and Human Welfare March 2010. http://www.du.edu/korbel/hrhw/; and "Reluctant Partners: Extractive Industry firms, government, and NGOs in the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) Dimensions: IBS Mumbai Summer 2010.Dr. Aaronson is a frequent speaker on public understanding of globalization issues. She was a regular commentator on "All Things Considered" in 1994-1995, "Marketplace" from 1995-1998, and "Morning Edition" from 1998-2001. She has also appeared on CNN, the BBC, and PBS to discuss trade and globalization issues. Dr. Aaronson received her Doctorate in Economic History from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. She has also been a Guest Scholar in Economics at the Brookings Institution (1995-1999).
Senay Agca, Associate Professor of Finance
Professor Agca received her Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic and State University in 2002. Her areas of expertise include credit risk, derivatives, corporate finance, and international financial markets. Her publications include “The Impact of Capital Market Imperfections on the Investment-Cash Flow Sensitivity,” Journal of Banking and Finance, forthcoming, and “The Performance of Alternative Risk Measures and Immunization Strategies under a Heath-Jarrow-Morton Framework,” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, September 2005, Vol. 40 No. 3, 645-669. Professor Agca’s current research concerns fixed Income, credit Risk, derivatives, corporate finance, and international financial markets.
Alasdair Bowie, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
A native of New Zealand, Professor Bowie's research focuses on comparative political economy, development and Southeast Asia. He is co-author of The Politics of Open Economies: Indonesia, Malasyia, the Philippines and Thailand (with Danny Unger), and author of Crossing the Industrial Divide: State, Society, and the Politics of Economic Transformation in Malaysia. He was a 2004-05 Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and has been named a 2010-11 Fulbright research scholar in Vietnam. His current research involves a comparative study of central-local government relations and economic governance in Vietnam and Indonesia. Professor Bowie speaks Indonesian and is a student of the Vietnamese language.
Hein Bogaard, Assistant Professor of International Business
Dr. Bogaard received his Ph.D. in International Business and Business Economics from the Ross School of Management at the University of Michigan in 2009. As an economist for the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bogaard developed policies to improve the business climate and promote financial sector development in Macedonia, Rwanda and Tanzania. Before that, Bogaard assisted the executive director for the Netherlands at the World Bank and worked as a senior economist at the Netherlands Ministry of Finance. He worked on issues including debt relief for developing countries, the financial policies of the World Bank and the IMF, and private sector development. Bogaard taught microeconomics and international business at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He has presented research at the Academy of International Business, the Wharton School, George Mason University, the University of
South Florida and the University of Sydney.
Jennifer Brinkerhoff, Professor of Public Administration, International Business, and International Affairs
Professor Brinkerhoff holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and a MPA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She teaches courses on public service, international development policy and administration, development management, and organizational behavior. She is particularly keen on encouraging people to pursue service careers thoughtfully, grounding their commitment to change in self-awareness and working in community. To that end, she and her husband, Derick W. Brinkerhoff, published Working for Change: Making a Career in International Public Service (Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press, 2005). Dr. Brinkerhoff has expertise on public-private partnership, governance, NGOs, development management, and diasporas. Her publications include six books, as well as three co-edited journal issues and over fifty articles and book chapters on topics ranging from evaluation, to NGOs; failed states; governance; and diaspora identity, development contributions, citizenship, and policy. She is the author of Digital Diasporas: Identity and Transnational Engagement (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and Partnership for International Development: Rhetoric or Results? (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2002); the editor of Diasporas and Development: Exploring the Potential (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2008); and co-editor of NGOs and the Millennium Development Goals: Citizen Action to Reduce Poverty (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007). She is the co-director and co-founder of GW's Diaspora Research Program, a multidisciplinary research program on diasporas, identity, policy, and development. Her project examines the global challenges and opportunities of public-private partnerships, and seeks to better understand their range and potential.
Joel Blit, Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Dr. Blit's degrees include an M.A.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, an M.B.A. from INSEAD, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Toronto. Dr. Blit has also worked as a business consultant to financial services firms in Asia, Australia, and North America. His engagements included reorganizing the activities of a major bank around customer relationships and formulating the strategy for a $US 100M startup. Dr. Blit's current research interests include multinational firms, innovation, entrepreneurship, and international development. His dissertation examines multi-location firms as a medium for the geographic diffusion of knowledge. Dr. Blit is the recipient of several prestigious scholarships and research grants, including the National Bureau of Economic Research's (NBER) Innovation Policy Group Research Grant.
Elizabeth Chacko, Associate Professor of Geography and International Affairs
Professor Chacko received Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Geography from the University of Calcutta in India. She also obtained a graduate degree in Public Health and a Ph.D. in geography from UCLA. Dr. Chacko has taught geography at various institutions including Loreto College in Calcutta, UCLA in Los Angeles, and the George Washington University. She is especially interested in the health and gender dimensions of development and has conducted research in these areas in India and the United States. Her current research focuses on the use of cultural and social capital in community development and on ethnic imaging and the creation of ethnic space in U.S. cities. Professor Chacko's publications include: Contemporary World Regional Geography, with M. Bradshaw, G. White and J. Dymond, 2nd Ed. (Dubuque: McGraw-Hill, 2007); "Understanding the Geography of Pellagra in the United States: the Role of Social and Place-based Identities," in Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography (Vol 12, No. 2, 2005); "Positionality and Praxis: Fieldwork Experiences in Rural India," in the Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography (Vol. 25, No. 1, 2004); "Identity and Assimilation Among Young Ethiopian Immigrants in Metropolitan Washington," in The Geographical Review (Vol. 93, No. 4, 2003); "Ethiopian Ethos and the Creation of Ethnic Places in the Washington Metropolitan Area," in the Journal of Cultural Geography (Vol. 20, No. 2, 2003); and "Culture and Therapy: Complementary Strategies for the Treatment of Type-2 Diabetes in an Urban setting in Kerala, India," in Social Science and Medicine (Vol. 56, No. 5, 2003).
Maggie Xiaoyang Chen, Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Dr. Chen received her Ph.D. in Economics with a specialization in International Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2005. She also holds an M.A. in economics from the same institution and a B.A. in economics from Beijing Normal University in China. She also served as a consultant for the trade unit of the Development and Research Group at the World Bank between 2003 and 2004. Dr. Chen's research has focused on investigating the impact of regionalism in product standards on both the patterns of global trade and the location choices of multinational firms. In addition to the field of international trade, she has also worked on patent protection and innovation, and addressed issues such as how extending patent length may trigger innovative firms' strategic delays in product development. Her CIBER-sponsored project investigates the economic determinants of Free Trade Agreements.
Wenjie Chen, Assistant Professor of International Business
Professor Chen received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2009. Chen’s research examines the impact of foreign direct investment on corporate performance with a particular focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions by firms in emerging markets. In 2006 she worked in the Trade Division at the International Monetary Fund’s Research Department. She is a member of the American Economic Association and the Academy of International Business.
Reid Click, Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs
Reid W. Click received his Ph.D. in Economics and International Business from the University of Chicago in 1994. He teaches courses in international financial management, international business strategy, and international economics. Professor Click's academic research has been published in leading journals, including the Journal of Asian Economics, Development Policy Review, Journal of International Business Studies, International Journal of Finance and Economics, and Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. His research has also been featured in Business Week and the Milken Institute Review. He is the coauthor of a textbook, The Theory and Practice of International Financial Management (Prentice Hall 2002), and coedited two volumes of International Finance Review -- Value Creation in Multinational Enterprise, with J. Jay Choi (vol. 7, Elsevier Ltd. 2007), and Latin American Financial Markets: Developments in Financial Innovations, with Harvey Arbelaez (vol. 5, Elsevier Ltd. 2004). Dr. Click has been a consultant for several international organizations, including the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank and Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and has been a Visiting Researcher at the International Centre for the Study of East Asian Development in Japan. During 2003, he served as Fulbright Senior Specialist in Krakow, Poland, and subsequently as Visiting Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Bologna Center under funding from the World Gold Council. Since 2002, he has served as a consultant for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Protiti Dastidar, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management, Temple University
Dr. Dastidar received her BA in economics with honors from the University of Bombay in India, her MBA in marketing from Webster University in Vienna, Austria, and her PhD in finance from The Ohio State University. Most recently, Dr. Dastidar served as an assistant professor of International Business at The George Washington University. Dr. Dastidar has published an article in the Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) and has given 13 presentations at refereed national academic conferences. She has been a finalist for both the Haynes Prize and the Best Paper Award at the Academy of International Business. Also, Dr. Dastidar was a senior consultant for KPMG Management Consulting in Hungary from 1992-1996.
M. Shahe Emran, Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs
M. Shahe Emran was educated at Stanford University (Ph.D. in Economics, Advisors: Joseph Stiglitz, Masahiko Aoki and Avner Greif) and Dhaka University (M.S. in Economics). He previously worked at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies and the World Bank. His research interests focus on Development Economics, Public Economics, and Applied Econometrics. His published papers include (1) "Estimating Import Demand Function in Developing Countries: A Structural Econometric Approach with Applications to India and Sri Lanka" (with Forhad Shilpi), Review of International Economics, forthcoming. (2) "Economic Liberalization and the Price Response of Aggregate Private Investment: Time Series Evidence from India" (with Forhad Shilpi and Imam Alam), Canadian Journal of Economics, August 2007. (3) "On Selective Indirect Tax Reform in Developing Countries" (with Joseph Stiglitz), Journal of Public Economics, April, 2005. (4) "Revenue-Increasing and Welfare-Enhancing Reform of Indirect Taxes on Exports", Journal of Development Economics, June, 2005. (5) "Weak-Separability of Non-Tradables from Consumer Good Imports: A Simple Test with Evidence from Bangladesh" (with Imam Alam), Economics Letters, May 1999, p. 225-234. (6) "Foreign Exchange Rationing and the Aggregate Import Demand Function," (with Forhad Shilpi), Economics Letters, June 1996, p. 315-322.
Henry Farrell, Associate Professor of International Affairs and Political Science
Professor Farrell received his Ph.D. in Comparative Politics from Georgetown University in 2000. He also holds an M.A. in German and European Studies from Georgetown University and an M.A. in Politics from University College Dublin. He has previously been assistant professor at George Washington University and the University of Toronto, and a senior research fellow at the Max-Planck Project Group in Bonn, Germany. He works on a variety of topics, including trust, the politics of the Internet and international and comparative political economy. His new book, The Political Economy of Trust: Interests, Institutions and Inter-Firm Cooperation, has just been published by Cambridge University Press. In addition he has authored or co-authored twenty academic articles, and numerous book chapters for edited volumes. He is a co-founder of the popular academic blog Crooked Timber, and also blogs at The Monkey Cage. He has written articles for publications including The Financial Times, The American Prospect, The Boston Review, The Nation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Times Higher Education, and the Australian Academic Supplement among others.
Margaret Gonglewski, Associate Professor of German and International Affairs
Professor Gonglewski received her Ph.D. in German Linguistics from Georgetown University in 1996. She directs the German language program at GWU and teaches beginning through advanced language courses, including Business German. In addition to developing pedagogical materials for introductory German (Treffpunkt Deutsch, 4th edition, Testing Program, Web Site and CD-ROM, forthcoming with Prentice Hall), she has published articles and led workshops on using technology for language learning and teaching. Professor Gonglewski was the 2001-2002 recipient of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Departmental Advising Award.
Anna Helm, Assistant Professor of International Business
Dr. Helm received her Ph.D. in German Studies from Georgetown University in 2002. In August, 2009, she completed the AACSB Post Doctoral Bridge to Business Program at the University of Florida, Gainesville, making her academically qualified (AQ) to teach in business schools in her chosen specialization Marketing & Management. Prior to joining GW, she was Director of the Business, Culture and Languages Program at the University of Maryland for seven years, overseeing their business language programming in seven languages and a thriving undergraduate program with over 400 students. During this time Dr. Helm taught Business German and courses on international business cultures. Her research interests include literary representations of business and economics, business language pedagogy, cultural applications in international business, sustainable business strategy, and green marketing. Her first book The Intersection of Material and Poetic Economy: Gustav Freytag’s Soll und Haben and Adalbert Stifter’s Der Nachsommer appeared with Peter Lang in 2009. She is currently pursuing research on cross-cultural differences in consumer perceptions of green marketing.
Llewelyn Hughes, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Professor Hughes received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009. He also holds a Master’s degree from the University of Tokyo and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Professor Hughes joined the Elliott School of International Affairs in Fall 2009 as Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs. His research focuses on the international and comparative political economy of energy markets, and the political economy of climate change. He also has interests in the international relations of Northeast Asia and Japanese politics. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Hughes was research fellow in the Consortium for Energy Policy Research at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He also has broad experience across the public and private sectors, including serving as international aide and interpreter to Ichiro Ozawa, Secretary General of Japan's governing Democratic Party of Japan, and advising firms in the energy, telecommunications, retail and aerospace sectors on the management of government and public relations. His writings have appeared in the Financial Times, International Security, The Diplomat, and other publications. Llewelyn is a citizen of Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain, and is fluent in Japanese, having trained as a simultaneous and consecutive interpreter in that language.
Jai Kwan Jung, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Professor Jung received his Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University. His research and teaching interests include Korean politics, civil war and post-conflict peace-building, comparative democratization and political institutions, social movements and contentious politics. He published an article in European Journal of Political Research and is currently working on a series of articles about the dynamics of political protest and peace and democracy promotion after the end of civil war.
Srividya Jandhyala, Assistant Professor of International Business
Professor Jandhyala received her Ph.D. in Multinational Management from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009. Her research examines the impact of government institutions and policies on international investment strategy. It is motivated by the related questions of how governments create an institutional environment to sustain economic activity and how firms respond to and influence their institutional environments (or the lack of them). Specifically, she studies how international investment regimes are established and why countries vary in the enforcement of their legal and international obligations. Her recent work examines firms’ investment responses to their de facto institutional environments and the role of experience in mitigating the threats posed by the lack of institutional support. Professor Jandhyala’s research addresses issues surrounding international property rights, intellectual property, and technology industries. She has presented her research at numerous international conferences in International Business, Management and Political Science. Her work has been recognized by the Academy of International Business and the Academy of Management. In addition to these associations, she is also a member of the American Political Science Association and the International Studies Association.
Graciela Kaminsky, Professor of Economics and International Business
Dr. Kaminsky received her Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is an associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and previously held positions as assistant professor at the University of California, San Diego and staff economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. 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. Professor Kaminsky has published widely in leading academic journals, including American Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, and Journal of Economic Perspectives. Her research has been featured in the financial press, including The Economist, The Financial Times, and Business Week. Professor Kaminsky's research covers a variety of topics in macroeconomics and international finance, including financial globalization, mutual fund's investment strategy, currency and banking crises, contagion, credibility, and inflation stabilization policies.
Stephen Lubkemann, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs
Dr. Lubkemann received his Ph.D. in 2000, from the Department of Anthropology at Brown University, where he retains an adjunct appointment at the Watson Institute for International Studies. From 2000-2001, he held an Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University, where he received advanced training in demographic methods. From 1998-2006, he served as a consultant and researcher with the Humanitarianism and War Project (at Tufts University) where he collaborated in the NGO Policy Dialogue series and contributed to, and co-edited, publications on refugees and humanitarian action. From 1999 to 2001, he served on the first Roundtable on Forced Migration of the National Academy of Science's National Research Council. Dr. Lubkemann is a co-founder of the George Washington Diaspora Program (Elliott School-IGIS) and a member of the Technical Advisory Board of the GW-Africa Center for Health and Human Security. Dr. Lubkemann has done extensive fieldwork in Mozambique, in South Africa, and with African refugees and diasporas in Europe and the U.S. His ongoing research includes a project initiated in 2004, with research grants from the United States Institute for Peace and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, that examines the political and socio-economic influence of displacement diasporas in their war-torn countries of origin through a specific study of the Liberian case. Since 2006, he has also been engaged in a major project in Angola, supported by the MacArthur Foundation, which examines the effects of "trans-generational displacement" on gendered relations, urbanization, and informal governance systems. In 2007, he initiated a new policy research project with USIP funding that examines customary legal practices in post-conflict Liberia. His work also critically examines the structure and effects of international humanitarian action and explores the potential of diasporas as a "third humanitarian space."
Michael Moore, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Director of International Trade and Investment Program
Professor Moore received his B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and his M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been a faculty member at the Elliott School since receiving his doctorate in 1988. Professor Moore teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in international trade theory and policy as well as international macroeconomics. He also has taught international economics to US diplomats at the Foreign Service Institute and students at the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (Sciences-Po) in Paris. He has 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. Professor Moore has served as Director of the Institute for International Economic Policy, Director of the International Trade and Investment Policy Program, and Associate Dean at the Elliott School. Professor Moore recently completed a year as Senior Economist for International Trade on the President's Council of Economic Advisors.
Suzanne McCoskey, Assistant Professor of Economics
Dr. McCoskey received her Ph.D. in Economics from Syracuse University. Dr. McCoskey joined the faculty at the The George Washington University in the fall of 2007. From August 1997-May 2005 she was a member of the Economics Department faculty at the US Naval Academy, first as Assistant and then Associate Professor. In 2000, she went to the University of Pretoria as a Fulbright Scholar and taught in their PhD and Master's programs in econometrics. She also served as an International Economist (Instructor) at the Foreign Service Institute (US State Department) from May 2005 - May 2007. Dr. McCoskey is an Oberlin graduate and spent two years, 1990-1992, teaching English at Yunnan University in the People's Republic of China. Her current research interest is in modeling post-conflict foreign investment in Liberia.
Tenagne Haile-Mariam, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Profesor Haile-Mariam received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and her M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School. She is co-chief of the GW Hospital Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Section. Her residency experience includes Residency in Emergency Medicine, George Washington University, Georgetown Medical Center; Fellowship in Infectious Disease, George Washington University, NIH; and Residency, Internal Medicine, George Washington University.
Tjai M. Nielsen, Assistant Professor of Management
Dr. Nielsen received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Applied Psychology from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville. He is currently a Dean's Research Scholar and Assistant Professor of Management at George Washington University, School of Business (GWSB) and an international faculty member at Copenhagen Business School. Dr. Nielsen has won several teaching awards for his work leading classes in the full-time, part-time, and executive MBA programs and GWSB's doctoral program. Dr. Nielsen’s academic work has resulted in more than 20 research articles and book chapters and more than 40 refereed paper presentations at national conferences. Recently, Dr. Nielsen was invited to join a United Nations Expert Group on Diasporas and Development and received a Best Reviewer Award from the Academy of Management. He currently serves as an editorial board member for the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Group & Organization Management. Prior to joining GWSB, Dr. Nielsen worked as a management consultant for RHR International, a premier executive consulting firm founded in 1945. In this role, he partnered with different organizations to assist them with executive selection and development, succession planning, team development, and executive coaching. Dr. Nielsen has worked with a variety of organizations within the financial services, consumer products, retail, pharmaceutical, and utility industries in North America, Europe, and the Middle East. He continues to consult and provide executive education services to several client organizations. His CIBER research projects have examined the issues of motivation for diaspora homeland investment, and the role of national investment promotion agencies in this process.
Anupama Phene, Associate Professor of International Business, Phillip Grub Professional Fellow
Professor Phene received her Ph.D.in International Management from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1999. She also holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management and a Bachelor of Commerce from Bombay University. Before joining GW, Phene was an associate professor of strategy at the University of Utah. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, she worked for American Express Bank in the treasury department. Phene’s research focuses on knowledge creation and transfer within and across firms, geographic boundaries of knowledge, multi-national firm and subsidiary evolution, and alliance mechanisms. She has authored publications in the Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Management International Review. She has also co-authored various book chapters. She was named the 2006 and 2008 “David Eccles Faculty Fellow” and received the 2006 “Brady Superior Teaching Award” at the University of Utah.
Joseph Pelzman, Professor of Economics and International Affairs Professorial Lecturer of Law
Joseph Pelzman is a professor of Economics, International Affairs and Law. Professor Pelzman received his B.A. in economics from Boston College and began his MA in Soviet Studies at Harvard University. His Ph.D. in Economics was completed at Boston College in 1976. After 20 years as an economics faculty member, Professor Pelzman entered George Washington Law School and completed his JD in 1998. He is admitted to practice in the State of Maryland. He came to George Washington University in September 1980, after completing a year as a Brookings Economic Policy Fellow during the Carter Administration. During that year, he worked on the Tokyo Round tariff cutting exercise and along with his Bureau of International Affairs colleagues wrote the Report on US Competitiveness for the Carter White House. He previously served as Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of South Carolina.
Professor Pelzman has published articles in a number of leading economics journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, European Economic Review, and Southern Economic Journal. His primary professional interests are in the areas of international trade, international trade law and law and economics. Although he has conducted research on a variety of trade topics, including the trade potential of former Soviet economies, the People's Republic of China, Vietnam and Israel, he has focused on the economic impact of trade distortions, enforcement rules for dispute settlements and regional arrangements. He has also written extensively on the US textile and apparel industry and on the trade in quota instruments. His current work centers on terror and its economic impact: an econometric approach measuring volatility, delinking tariff liberalization and domestic tax reforms; deconstructing economic development in the Middle East - Israel's experience as the standard; post-MFA textile and apparel competition; and the WTO Dispute Settlement Understanding: enforcement and revision issues.
Marie Price, Professor of Geography and International Affairs
Professor Price earned her BA from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University. She was the Director of Latin American Studies from 1999-2001, and Chair of the Department of Geography until 2009. Dr. Price was recognized for her teaching with the 2005 Trachtenberg Prize for Teaching. A Latin American specialist, Dr. Price has conducted research in Belize, Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba, and Bolivia. She has also done research in Sub-Saharan Africa as well. Her studies have explored human migration, natural resource use, environmental conservation, and regional development. Dr. Price is co-editor with Lisa Benton-Short of Migrants to the Metropolis: The Rise of Immigrant Gateway Cities (2008, Syracuse University Press). She is co-author with Les Rowntree, Martin Lewis and Bill Wyckoff of Diversity amid Globalization: World Regions, Environment and Development, 5th edition, and Globalization and Diversity: Geography of a Changing World, 3rd edition. Her publications include articles in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Geographical Review, Journal of Historical Geography, Urban Geography, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Studies in Comparative International Development, and Focus. Her current research focuses on urban immigration, migration and development, and Latin America.
Jorge Rivera, Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy
Professor Rivera received his Ph.D. in Environmental Policy and Business Strategy from Duke University in 2000. His work focuses on corporate social and environmental responsibility, social labor standards, worker health and safety, consumer and environmental protection. Professor River’s research focuses on studying the relationship between business strategies and public policy in the US and developing countries. In particular, he is now pursuing work that seeks to understand business responses to the creation and implementation of environmental and social protection policies. His research has also been studying how institutional pressures are associated with corporate environmental protection strategies. This work has evaluated if participation in voluntary environmental programs is associated with business competitiveness and higher corporate environmental performance.
Liesl Riddle, Associate Professor of International Affairs and International Business; Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
Professor Riddle holds a BA and MA in Middle Eastern Studies, an MBA in Marketing/International Business, and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Riddle has written extensively on the topics of international entrepreneurship, trade and investment promotion, and diaspora roles in homeland economic development. Dr. Riddle has conducted fieldwork in Egypt and Turkey and among diaspora communities in the USA and Europe (Afghan, Armenian, Cuban, Ghanaian, Iranian, Lebanese, Liberian, and Palestinian communities). She is on the editorial board of two journals, Education Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues and the Journal of Education for Business. She is an ad-hoc expert for the United Nations regarding diaspora investment and entrepreneurship policies. Before assuming an academic position, Dr. Riddle held several professional positions in the field of market research on both the client and supplier side of the industry. Most recently she was the Director of Research for the international market research firm, FH&R in Houston, Texas. She has served as a consultant for several organizations, including the World Bank, the US Department of State, the Moroccan-American Trade and Investment Council, the Grameen Bank, IBM, and other private-sector clients. Dr. Riddle has received Best Reviewer Awards from the Academy of International Business and the Academy of Management. She also has received several GW teaching awards, including the 2006 School of Business' Teaching Excellence Award. She is the co-principle investigator of two consecutive research grants funded by the GW-CIBER focusing on diaspora homeland investment issues.
Richard Robin, Associate Professor of Russian and International Affairs
Professor Robin received his Ph.D. in Slavic linguistics from the University of Michigan and has been at GW since 1981. His main interests include Russian phonetics and methodology of Russian language teaching. He teaches intensive Russian language courses. In addition to numerous articles on Russian-language pedagogy and the use of technology in the classroom, he has co-authored a number of textbooks: Golosa: A Beginning Course in Russian, a proficiency-based program, Russian for Russians, and Political Russian. He also coordinates distance-learning projects using authentic foreign-language materials on the Internet. He is the winner of numerous awards in pedagogy, including AATSEEL's 2006 Slavic Teachers of The Year.
Holger Schmidt, Assistant Professor Political Science and International Affairs
Holger Schmidt (Ph.D., Columbia University, 2008) is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs. He received his B.A. from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität in Frankfurt, Germany and also holds an M.A. in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. Professor Schmidt's research and teaching interests include the prevention and management of violent conflict, the causes of civil and interstate wars, and quantitative methods. His current research focuses on UN conflict management efforts in international crises and the role of impartiality and bias in determining the effectiveness of peacekeeping after civil wars. Professor Schmidt has received support for his research from a variety of institutions, including the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University, the Folke Bernadotte Academy, Sweden, Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, and the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, DAAD). He also serves as an advisor for the International Peace Institute's project on "Understanding Compliance with Security Council Demands in Post-Cold War Civil Wars."
Jennifer Spencer, Director, GW-CIBER; Coelho Professorial Fellow and Associate Professor of International Business & International Affairs
Professor Spencer received her B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. She has taught international business and corporate strategy at the University of Minnesota, University of Houston, and George Washington University. Professor Spencer's expertise lies in international corporate strategy, with a focus on the global technology strategies of firms in high technology industries, knowledge spillovers between firms, international entrepreneurship, and multinational enterprises' investments into developing countries. She has published articles in the top journals in the management, strategy, and international business fields, including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, and Journal of International Business Studies.
Susan Sell, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Director, Institute for Global and International Studies
Professor Sell received her B.A. in political science from Colorado College, her M.A. in political science from the University of California - Santa Barbara, and her Ph.D. from the University of California - Berkeley. Professor Sell offers graduate courses in international political economy, and international relations theory. She also offers an undergraduate international political economy course. Her publications include: "Intellectual Property and the Doha Round" in The WTO after Hong Kong: Progress In, and Prospects For, the Doha Development Agenda, eds. Donna Lee and Rorden Wilkinson (Routledge, 2007); "International Institutions, Intellectual Property an the HIV/AIDS Pandemic" in HIV/AIDS and the Threat to National Security, eds. Robert Ostergaard and Jim Whitman (Palgrave/MacMillan, 2007); Intellectual Property Rights: A Critical History, with Christopher May (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2006); "Reframing the Issue: the WTO Coalition on Intellectual Property and Public Health 2001", with John Odell, in Negotiating Trade: Developing Countries in the WTO and NAFTA, ed. John Odell (Cambridge University Press, 2006); and Private Power, Public Law: The Globalization of Intellectual Property Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2003; published by China Renmin University Press, 2007).
Stephen Smith, Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Professor Smith received his PhD in Economics from Cornell University and has been a Fulbright Research Scholar and a Jean Monnet Research Fellow. Professor Smith is the author of Ending Global Poverty: A Guide to What Works (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005); co-author with Michael Todaro of Economic Development (10th Ed., Addison-Wesley, 2008); and co-editor with Jennifer Brinkerhoff and Hildy Teegen of NGOs and the Millennium Development Goals: Citizen Action to Reduce Poverty (Palgrave Macmillan, June 2007). He is also author or coauthor of some three dozen journal articles, and numerous other publications. He serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. Professor Smith is Director of the Elliott School's Institute for International Economic Policy. He was the director of the Research Program in Poverty, Development, and Globalization from 2008-2009. He also served as the first director of the Elliott School's International Development Studies Program. Professor Smith has done on-site research and program work in several regions of the developing world including Bangladesh, China, Ecuador, India, Uganda, and the Former Yugoslavia, and has been a consultant for the World Bank, the International Labour Office (ILO, Geneva), and the World Institute for Development Economics Research (UN-WIDER, Helsinki). He has also conducted extensive research on the economics of employee participation, including works councils, ESOPs, and labor cooperatives, which has included on-site research in Italy, Spain, and Germany, as well as China and India.
Tara Sinclair, Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Tara Sinclair earned a B.A. in Foreign Languages from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis. Before starting graduate school, she worked as a commercial real estate appraiser in Chicago. She was also a visiting scholar at the St. Louis Federal Reserve. Her research interests focus on modeling, explaining, and forecasting business cycle fluctuations and economic growth for different countries. Her publications include: "The Relationships between Permanent and Transitory Movements in U.S. Output and the Unemployment Rate," in the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, "Asymmetry in the Business Cycle: Friedman's Plucking Model with Correlated Innovations," in Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics, "Output Fluctuations in the G-7: An Unobserved Components Approach" with Sinchan Mitra in Macroeconomic Dynamics, and "Can the Fed Predict the State of the Economy?" with Fred Joutz and H.O. Stekler in Economics Letters. She contributes regularly to the Survey of Professional Forecasters and is also co-director of the GWU Research Program on Forecasting. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in macroeconomics and econometrics.
Emmanuel Teitelbaum, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Professor Teitelbaum received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2006. His research gravitates around topics concerning the relationship between foreign direct investment and labor standards and industrial conflict in developing countries. His research examines the political roots of class conflict and the foundations of class compromise. His articles have appeared in leading journals, including World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Political Research Quarterly, PS: Political Science & Politics, the Journal of Development Studies and Critical Asian Studies. His forthcoming book, Managing Dissent: Government Responses to Industrial Conflict in Post-Reform South Asia, explores the dynamics of state-labor relations and industrial conflict following the implementation of neoliberal economic reforms. Professor Teitelbaum's research has received support from the United States Institute of Peace, the National Science Foundation, the Fulbright Foundation and the Social Science Research Council. He was the recipient of the 2007 Gabriel Almond Award for Best Dissertation in Comparative Politics.
Robert J. Weiner, Professor of International Business, Public Policy and Public Administration, and International Affairs
Dr. Weiner received his Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University in 1986. He teaches international finance, economics, and strategy. He is concurrently Associate Director of GEFRI (Global and Entrepreneurial Finance Research Institute), a GW chartered research center, and Membre Associe, GREEN (Groupe de Recherche en Economie de l'Energie et des Ressources Naturelles), Departement d'economique, Universite Laval, Quebec. Professor Weiner has also taught at Harvard University, Brandeis University, and the Royal Complutense University (Spain). He has lectured to executives in Russia, Spain, and the United States. He was the Gilbert White Fellow at Resources for the Future, an energy think-tank, from 2005-2006, and Visiting Professor of International Economics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) from 1997-1998. Professor Weiner has been Research Fellow in the International Energy Program, Center for Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and consultant to the International Petroleum Exchange; the New York Mercantile Exchange; the U.S. Department of Energy; the U.S. International Trade Commission; the Harvard Institute for International Development; the World Bank; and private clients. He has won research awards from the Ministere des Affaires Internationales, Quebec; Resources for the Future; the Columbia Center for the Study of Futures Markets; and the U.S. National Science Foundation.