James R. Lothian, Center Director
James R. Lothian is a distinguished professor of finance at Gabelli School of Business and holder of the Toppeta Family Chair in Global Financial Markets. He is director of the Frank J. Petrilli Center for Research in International Finance and, for two and a half decades, served as editor of the Journal of International Money and Finance. He holds a doctorate and an MA in economics from the University of Chicago and a BA magna cum laude from the Catholic University of America. View his full faculty profile.


Cornelia H. McCarthy
Cornelia H. McCarthy is associate editor of the Journal of International Money and Finance and lectures at both Columbia and New York Universities. She has a PhD in economics and an MA in mathematical statistics from Columbia. She was formerly assistant professor of finance and business economics at Fordham University and has worked for both the National Bureau of Economic Research and Citicorp. Dr. McCarthy’s research looks into two areas: international finance and economic growth. Her work in international finance has covered the long-run behavior of real exchange rates and pricing behavior in equity markets. Her coauthored paper with James R. Lothian won best article published in Momento Económico in 2001. Dr. McCarthy’s work on economic growth uses a sector approach that she developed in her dissertation, titled “The Role of Manufacturing in the Economic Growth of Advanced Economies.”

Gautam Goswami
Gautam Goswami, a professor of finance and business economics at the Gabelli School of Business, worked for more than two decades in industry before joining the Fordham University faculty. He has served in various capacities at the ABB Group, Chase Bank, Chloride India Ltd., Larsen and Toubro Ltd., and Dunlop India, a subsidiary of the British Tire Corporation. As an academic, Dr. Goswami has received a best paper award from the Global Finance Association, a best doctoral paper honor from publisher Harcourt Brace Jovanovich and the Eastern Finance Association, and the George E. Manners Award for Scholastic Achievements. Read his full faculty profile.

Liuren Wu
Liuren Wu is an associate professor of finance at Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business. He holds an MPhil in international economics and finance from New York University, a doctorate from Chinese Academies of Sciences, and master and bachelor degrees from Beijing Institute of Chemistry, China. His research interests include international finance, derivative pricing, fixed income securities, market microstructure, and asset allocation. Dr. Wu has collaborated with numerous professionals of various backgrounds and has several publications in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and European Finance Review.

Paul D. McNelis, SJ
Paul McNelis holds the Robert Bendheim Chair in Economic and Financial Policy at the Fordham University Gabelli School of Business, where he has been on the faculty since 2005. He previously was an economics professor at Georgetown University. Born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, Dr. McNelis was ordained as a Catholic priest for the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus in 1977. His scholarly writings are in the field of computational macroeconomics, concentrating on problems of adjustment and financial liberalization in Latin America and Asia. His current research is on applications of neural networks and genetic algorithms for predicting exchange-rate and asset-price instabilities, for assessing the effects of alternative monetary aggregates on inflation and interest rates in the short run, for evaluating credit risks in emerging markets, and for solving real business-cycle models. Read his full faculty profile.

John Devereux
John Devereux is a professor of economics at Queens College, City University of New York. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1989 and his BA from Trinity College Dublin with first-class honors in 1980. Prior to joining Queens College, he was assistant professor and later associate professor at the University of Miami. His research lies in the areas of economic growth and economic development and economic history. His articles on these and other subjects have appeared in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Development Economics, the Journal of Economic History, the Journal of International Money and Finance, the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Oxford Economic Papers, and Public Choice.

Active Participants

Selected Past Presenters

  • Warren Bailey, Cornell University
  • Michael Bordo, Rutgers University
  • Russell Boyer, University of Western Ohio
  • Gerald P. Dwyer Jr., Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Martin D.D. Evans, Georgetown University
  • Marc Flandreau, University of Paris and CEPR
  • Markus Leippold, University of Zurich
  • Mathijs A. van Dijk, Ohio State University
  • Bernard F. Yeung, New York University