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Faculty Profile: Carol L Osler

Carol L Osler

Martin and Ahuva Gross Professor of Financial Markets and Institutions in the Brandeis International Business School

Currency Market Microstructure, Exchange Rate Dynamics, Behavioral Finance, Open Economy Macroeconomics
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Professor Osler's research currently focuses on the microeconomics of financial markets, with a special focus on the foreign exchange market. In addition to fundamental contributions to "financial market microstructure," the insights gathered from this research help in the design of exchange-rate models with improved empirical support. Professor Osler also researches the nature and influence of imperfect rationality in financial markets. Her past research highlighted the importance of financial deregulation for surging credit and asset prices as well as the consequences of bursting asset-price bubbles for investment and economic growth.
Professor Osler teaches two courses. "Trading and Exchanges" builds on her expertise in financial markets. "Applied International Macroeconomics" builds on her experience as a practicing economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Professor Osler has also taught at Columbia University, the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College, the Kellogg School of Management, and the Norwegian School of Business.

Princeton University, Ph.D.
Swarthmore College, B.A.


Awards & Honors:
  • (2018) IBS Teaching Award
  • (2013) Market Technicians Association Recognition Award
  • (2008) IBS Teaching Award