About the Author
Michael Melvin is with the Rady School of Management at UCSD where he coordinates and teaches in the Master of Finance program. Prior roles include Managing Director and Head of Currency and Fixed Income Research at BlackRock, Adjunct Professor at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, Co-editor of the Journal of International Money & Finance, and Professor of Economics at Arizona State University. Stefan Norrbin is a Professor of Economics. His research interests and fields of specialization are in International Finance and Trade, Applied Macroeconomics, and Applied Econometrics. After earning his Ph.D. from ASU in 1986, Dr. Norrbin joined the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa as an Assistant Professor of Economics for three years. He left the UA to work with McKinsey & Co. in Stockholm, Sweden, as an Associate/Financial Institutions Specialist. His tasks were to research and advice on mergers and strategic positioning of banks and insurance firms. In 1990 Dr. Norrbin joined the Florida State University as a professor of economics.