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 Fordham's 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 BAmagna cum laude from the Catholic University of America.
Dr. Lothian is a co-author of a widely acclaimed monograph on the inflation of the 1970s, The International Transmission of Inflation, and has published extensively on domestic and international economic and financial topics in scholarly journals including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of International Money and Finance, Open Economies Review, the Journal of Applied Econometrics and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, as well as in the financial press.
Dr. Lothian is a visiting professor at Tilburg University and serves on the scientific committee of the International Tor Vergata Financial Conference; as external advisor to the Centre for Banking and Finance, Smurfit School of Business, University College, Dublin; and as a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Empirical Finance, Brunel University, London. He is a member of the editorial boards of Research in Banking and Finance, the Journal of Financial Stability, and the International Finance Review and the Journal of International Money and Finance.
Dr. Lothian's past positions include vice president in charge of financial research for Citibank, N.A., and visiting professor of economics, Leonard Stern School of Business, New York University. He has been a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, the International Monetary Fund and the Maastricht University.
He is married to the former Judith A. McLaughlin, with whom he has five children and nine grandchildren.