About the Author
Dr. John E. Marthinsen is The Distinguished Chair in Swiss Economics and Professor of Economics and International Business at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass. Dr. Marthinsen is the author of numerous articles and books, and the recipient of notable teaching awards. Among his most recent books are International Macroeconomics for Business and Political Leaders (Taylor & Francis Group-Routledge, 2017), Managing in a Global Economy: Demystifying International Macroeconomics: Second Edition (Thomson/South-Western, 2015), and Risk Takers: Uses and Abuses of Financial Derivatives: Second Edition (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009). He has also co-authored Swiss Finance: Capital Markets, Banking, and the Swiss Value Chain (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), Wealth by Association: Global Prosperity Through Market Unification (Praeger, 2003), Switzerland: A Guide to the Capital and Money Markets (Euromoney, 1996), and Entrepreneurship, Productivity, and the Freedom of Information Act (Lexington Books, 1983). Professor Marthinsen served as chairman of Babson College's Economics Division and has extensive consulting experience working for both domestic and international companies and banks, as well as for the U.S. government. He has been a member of the United Nations Association's Economic Policy Council and has lectured at both the University of Basel and University of Bern in Switzerland and the University of Nuremberg in Germany. From 2000 to 2009, Dr. Marthinsen was a member of the Board of Directors of Givaudan SA, a Swiss-based flavors and fragrances company. His primary research interests are in the areas of corporate finance, global macroeconomic analysis, banking, and international financial markets.