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Robin Lumsdaine Professor Department of Finance and Real Estate

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(202) 885-1964
KSB - Finance and Real Estate
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Additional Positions at AU
Crown Prince of Bahrain Chair in International Finance
Affiliate Professor, Departments of Economics and Mathematics
Ph.D. and M.A. in economics, Harvard University; B.S. in mathematics, Brown University

Robin Lumsdaine joined the Kogod School of Business at American University as the Crown Prince of Bahrain Chair in International Finance. She was previously an Associate Director in the Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation and Head of the Quantitative Risk Management Group at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Before joining the Board, Professor Lumsdaine was a Director in the Global Markets Research division of Deutsche Bank where she served as the Global Inflation-Linked Bond Strategist. She has also held positions as Professor of Economics at Brown University, Senior Economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers, and Assistant Professor at Princeton University.
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Fall 2023

  • FIN-700 International Finance

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

Professor Lumsdaine's publication credits include a range of economics and finance journals including Econometrica, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Review of Economics and Statistics, the Economic Journal, and others.


Selected Publications:

Media Appearances

  • March 2023 Telemundo interview on the Silicon Valley Bank collapse, Watch now 
  • VoxEU article on research, December 2020
  • Washington Post interview about research on grandchild care and retirement decisions, March 2019
  • Harvard Business Review article featuring research on grandchild care and retirement decisions, May 2015
  • New Scientist article featuring research on banking networks, May 2015
  • Bloomberg News article featuring research on grandchild care and retirement decisions, January 2015
  • Wall Street Journal article featuring research on market anticipation of Federal Reserve rate decisions, January 2014
  • Quoted in US News and World Report, January 2013    
  • Quoted in Law360, January 2013    
  • Quoted in Christian Science Monitor, May 2012    
  • Quoted in American Banker, April 2012    
  • "Is What’s Good for MetLife Good for Us All?," October 2011 American Banker Op-Ed 
  • September 2011 NPR Morning Edition radio interview on the European debt crisis, Listen now    
  • June 2010 C-SPAN radio interview, Listen now    

Research Interests

International Finance, Econometrics, Banking Regulation, Pensions, ALM, Fixed Income