James R. Lothian is Distinguished Professor of Finance and holder of the Toppeta Family Chair in Global Financial Markets at the Gabelli School of Business. 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 BA magna cum laude from the Catholic University of America.
Dr. Lothian is author of Essays in International Money and Finance: Interest rates, exchange rates, prices and the supply of money within and across countries, World Scientific Publishing, 2017 and co-author of a widely acclaimed monograph on the inflation of the 1970s, The International Transmission of Inflation, University of Chicago Press, 1983. He 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, the Journal of Empirical Finance, the Journal of Macroeconomics and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, as well as in the financial press.
He is a member of the advisory boards of the Journal of Financial Stability, the Centre for Empirical Finance, Brunel University, London and CREDO (the Catholic Research Economists Discussion Organization). He is a member of the editorial boards of the International Finance Review and the DANUBE Law and Economics Review and serves as external advisor to the Centre for Banking and Finance, Smurfit School of Business, University College, Dublin.
Dr. Lothian's past positions include vice president in charge of financial research for Citibank and visiting professor of economics at the Leonard Stern School of Business, New York University and at Tilburg 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 Maastricht University.
He is married to the former Judith A. McLaughlin. They have five grown children and twelve grandchildren.