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Robin Lumsdaine Professor Department of Finance and Real Estate

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Additional Positions at AU
Chair, Department of Finance and Real Estate
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 2022

  • FIN-700 International Finance

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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.


Recent Publications:

  • "The Complexity of Bank Holding Company Resolution:  A Topological Approach," Journal of Banking and Finance 118 (September), 2020 [with Mark D. Flood, Dror Y. Kenett, and John K. Simon].

Research Interests

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

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