Marcelo Bianconi, PH.D. Professor of Economics. At Tufts University, in Medford, MA, U.S. since 1989. Teaches Economics and is a faculty member of the International Relations program. Served as director of the Economics graduate program from 2005 to 2010 and as Ad Interim department chair in the Spring of 2019. Fields of academic research are theoretical and applied economic models with particular attention to domestic and international aspects of financial economics, risk methods in economics and finance, applied econometrics and time series analysis and monetary and fiscal policies. Academic papers in several professional journals and books including European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Canadian Journal of Economics, International Tax and Public Finance, Journal of International Money and Finance, Macroeconomic Dynamics, and Emerging Markets Review among others. Serves as an associate editor of the International Review of Economics and Finance since 2002. His book entitled Financial Economics, Risk and Information, has been published by World Scientific Publishing Co. in 2003 and is in its current second edition published in 2011. In the years 2000-2003, was elected and served as executive secretary of the International Economics and Finance Society (IEFS). Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At the University of Illinois, worked as a consultant to the World Bank and lecturer in International Economics.