January 24, 2018

SIPA’s MPA in Economic Policy Management program has added several new scholars and practitioners to the roster of faculty who are teaching key EPM courses.

Theory and Principles of Financial Regulation is one of the foundational courses in financial regulation. The instructors are Willem Buiter, the chief economist for Citigroup, and Anne Sibert, a professor of economics at Birkbeck College (University of London) and member of the expert panel of the European Parliament’s Committee for Economic and Monetary Affairs.

Corporate Finance For Emerging Markets is the program’s foundational course on corporate finance. It is taught by Ishac Diwan, a former World Bank economist who holds the chair of the Socio-Economy of the Arab World at Paris Sciences et Lettres, a consortium of Parisian universities.

Financial Development in Emerging Economies teaches the fundamentals of developing sound capital markets in emerging economies. The instructors are Augusto de la Torre, a former chief economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank, and Alain Ize, a consultant to the World Bank on financial development and fiscal and monetary policy.

Financial Stability Monitoring introduces students to the concepts of financial stability and frameworks for assessing threats to financial stability and their potential transmission to the real economy. The course is taught by Christine Cumming, a former first vice president and COO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York who retired in 2015.

Macroprudential Policies and Regulation in Emerging Markets examines, among other things, financial regulations and policies designed to prevent build-up of risk in financial systems. Liliana Rojas-Suarez, a senior fellow at the Center on Global Development, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, is the instructor.

The spring course in Macroeconometrics equips students with a working knowledge of the most critical econometric techniques in financial, monetary, and international economics. The course is taught by Dalibor Eterovic, managing director at the Rohatyn Group, an asset management firm focused on emerging markets.

The fall course in Microeconometrics teaches students how to conduct—and how to critique—empirical studies in economics and related fields. The instructor is Noha Emara, an assistant professor of economics at Rutgers University–Camden who direct the quantiative program in the economics department there.