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Gordon Bodnar Explains the SAIS International Finance Specialization

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Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Morris W. Offit Professor of International Finance

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  • Corporate Finance
  • Economics
  • International Financial Markets
  • International Finance
  • Multinational Corporations

Background and Education

Dr. Bodnar is the Morris W. Offit Professor of International Finance. He has been the Director of the International Economics Program at Johns Hopkins SAIS since 2005 and is the founding director of the school''s Master of International Economics and Finance degree. In 2011, he was awarded a courtesy appointment as a Professor in the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University. Before joining JHU, he was an assistant professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester. He has also held visiting professorships at Frankfurt University in Germany and the Wharton School. He received his PhD in Economics from Princeton University in 1991.

His research focuses on the areas of international finance and corporate finance. Specific topics include corporate exchange rate exposure, risk management, the valuation of multinational operations, and financial disclosures. Dr. Bodnar''s research has been published in major academic journals in finance, economics and accounting as well as practitioner journals. He is currently an associate editor for European Financial Management and the Journal of Asian Economics and is on the editorial board of Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting. He has held appointments as a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and as a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund.

At Johns Hopkins SAIS, Dr. Bodnar teaches masters-level courses in corporate finance and international finance. He also teaches international corporate finance in the Wharton MBA for Executives program in Philadelphia and San Francisco as well as international finance courses for Executive MBA programs at Cornell University and the Carey Business School. Dr. Bodnar is the recipient of eight Excellence in Teaching awards from Wharton, Johns Hopkins SAIS, and Cornell. He also lecturers in a variety of executive education programs and is an occasional consultant to the financial industry, multinational firms, and international research organizations.

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Director, International Economics Program, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests: International finance, corporate finance

Dr. Bodnar joined the International Economic Program at SAIS as a Professor in 1999. In 2001, he was named the Morris W. Offit Professor of International Finance. He has been the Director of the International Economics Program at SAIS since 2005. Before joining SAIS, he was an assistant professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester. He also has held visiting professorships at Frankfurt University in Germany and the Wharton School. He received his PhD in Economics from Princeton University in 1991.

His research focuses on international and corporate finance. Specific topics include corporate exchange rate exposure, foreign exchange risk management, the valuation of multinational operations, and financial disclosures. Dr. Bodnar's research has been published in major academic journals in finance, economics and accounting as well as practitioner journals. Presently, he is an research associate of the Weiss Center for International Finance at the Wharton School, and has held appointments as a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and as a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund. He is an associate editor for European Financial Management and the Journal of Asian Economics.

At SAIS, Dr. Bodnar teaches master'slevel courses in corporate and international finance. He also teaches international corporate finance in the Wharton MBA for Executives program in Philadelphia and San Francisco as well as Cornell University's Executive MBA program and lectures in several of Wharton's Executive Education programs. Dr. Bodnar received eight Excellence in Teaching awards from SAIS, Wharton, and Cornell. He occasionally consults for the financial industry, multinational firms, and international research organizations.

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