Catherine Mann

Barbara ’54 and Richard M. Rosenberg Chair in Global Finance at the International Business School, Brandeis University

Catherine L. Mann holds the Barbara ’54 and Richard M. Rosenberg Chair in Global Finance at the International Business School, Brandeis University. She is a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and continues as Visiting Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington. Previous Washington appointments include, Assistant Director in the International Finance Division at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, Senior International Economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisers, and Adviser to the Chief Economist at the World Bank. Dr. Mann received her PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her undergraduate degree is from Harvard University.

Her current research focuses on two related topics: US external imbalances, trade, international capital flows and the dollar; and information technology and services trade in global markets. On the economic and policy implications of US external imbalances and the dollar, she authored Is the US Trade Deficit Sustainable? in 1999. Subsequent notable articles include: “International Capital Flows and the Sustainability of the US Current Account Deficit” in Peterson Institute Special Report no.20 May 2009, “Managing Exchange Rates: Evidence of Global Re-balancing or Global Co-dependency?” Business Economics (2004) and “Perspectives on the US Current Account Deficit and Sustainability,” Journal of Economic Perspectives (2002).

On the economic and policy implications of globalisation of information technology and services, she authored Accelerating the Globalization of America: The Role for Information Technology in 2006 and Global Electronic Commerce: A Policy Primer in 2000; as well as numerous articles, including “Assessing the Potential Benefit of Trade Facilitation: A Global Perspective,” World Economy (2005) and “The US Current Account, New Economy Services, and Implications for Sustainability,” Review of International Economics (2004).

She appears frequently on Bloomberg TV and on National Public Radio, and is quoted in BusinessWeek, The Economist, and other major media. She has delivered key-note speeches and engaged in projects on technology and policy in countries ranging from China, Vietnam, Tunisia, South Africa, to Australia, Finland, France, and Germany, among others.

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