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Robin Lumsdaine

Professor Department of Finance and Real Estate

Additional Positions at AU

  • Crown Prince of Bahrain Chair in International Finance
  • Affiliate Professor, Department of Economics
  • Affiliate Professor, Department of Mathematics
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.


Ph.D. and M.A. in economics, Harvard University; B.S. in mathematics, Brown University

KSB - Finance and Real Estate
Kogod - 43
Tu 4:30-6:00pm, Th 8:30-10am, and by appt
Contact Info
(202) 885-1964

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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.

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Professor Lumsdaine's research has also been featured in the following articles:

Kogod Now, Fall 2011. "Aging & Health Care." View article



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Research Interests

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

AU Expert

Area of Expertise:

Global finance issues, volatility, banking, regulation, Basel II and capital requirements, risk and asset management, stress testing, fixed income, Treasury securities, bonds, GSEs, inflation/stagflation/deflation, financial planning, statistical modelin

Additional Information:

Robin Lumsdaine joined Kogod from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, where she was an associate director in the Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation and Head of Quantitative Risk Management. She is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a senior fellow of the Center for Financial Stability. Earlier in her career, Lumsdaine was a director at Deutsche Bank, a professor at Brown University, and an assistant professor at Princeton University. She has also served as a senior economist for the White House Council of Economic Advisers. In addition, she has been an associate editor for the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

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