James Dean


James Dean holds B.Sc., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Carleton and Harvard Universities, where he studied mathematics and then economics. In addition to his appointment at Simon Fraser, he has held visiting appointments at about 25 universities and research institutions world-wide. Until recently he regularly taught short graduate courses at a World Bank sponsored MA program in Kiev. Currently he teaches short graduate courses in Prague and in Sofia. He also plays very mediocre jazz saxophone. Professor Dean specializes in international macroeconomics and finance, as well as developing and transition economies. Throughout the 1990s, his research focussed on debt, currency and banking crises and their resolution. Some of this work is summarized in his monograph, “Has the Market Solved the Sovereign Debt Crisis?” (Princeton Studies in International Finance, No. 83). More recently, he has turned his attention to currency regimes. His co-edited book, “The Dollarization Debate”, will be published by Oxford University Press in March 2003. Currently he is working on the “euroization” debate in Central and Eastern Europe.

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