Financial liberalization in emerging markets: do the benefits justify the risks?

Professor Aizenman spoke at the Global Problems and Solutions Colloquium on Emerging Markets on March 8, 2012 at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. The title of his speech was “Financial liberalization in emerging markets: do the benefits justify the risks?”

Professor Joshua Aizenman joined the faculty at UCSC in 2001 following eleven years at Dartmouth College, where he served as the Champion Professor of International Economics. His research covers a range of issues in open economy including commercial and financial policies, crises in emerging markets, foreign direct investment, capital controls, and exchange rate regimes. He also serves as a Research Associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Other affiliations have included teaching and research positions at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Consulting relationships include the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Biography excerpted from UC Santa Cruz website.

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