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Leadership Team

Catherine L. Mann, Director

Catherine Mann, Director of the Rosenberg InstituteDr. Mann is the Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Professor of Global Finance and serves as Director of the Rosenberg Institute. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington DC. She joined Brandeis International Business School (IBS) after more than 20 years working in policy institutions and think tanks in Washington DC, including the Institute for International Economics, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the President's Council of Economic Advisors at the White House, and the World Bank. Her current research focuses on two related topics: information technology and services trade in global markets as well as the US trade deficit and the dollar. 

She authored Accelerating the Globalization of America: The Role for Information Technology (2006) and Global Electronic Commerce: A Policy Primer (2000), both addressing the economic and policy implications of globalization of information technology and services. She has also written numerous articles, including “Assessing the Potential Benefit of Trade Facilitation: A Global Perspective,” in World Economy (2005) and “The US Current Account, New Economy Services, and Implications for Sustainability,” in Review of International Economics (2004).

She additionally authored Is the US Trade Deficit Sustainable? (1999) and notable articles including: “Managing Exchange Rates: Evidence of Global Re-balancing or Global Co-dependency?” in Business Economics (2004) and “Perspectives on the US Current Account Deficit and Sustainability,” in Journal of Economic Perspectives (2002), all tasked with tackling the economic and policy implications of the US current account and dollar exchange rate.

Faculty Steering Group

Dr. Blake LeBaron

Professor of International Finance and Abram L. and Thelma Sachar Chair of International Economics, Brandeis International Business School. Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Former director of the Economics Program at The Santa Fe Institute.

Dr. Rachel McCulloch
Chair, Department of Economics and Rosen Family Professor of International Finance, Brandeis International Business School. Member of the Advisory Committee of the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics and Academic Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Consultant to the World Bank and other government agencies and foundations.

Dr. Peter A. Petri
Carl Shapiro Professor of International Finance and Founding Dean, Brandeis International Business School; Chair, US APEC Studies Center Consortium; consultant to World Bank and other organizations. Former Brookings Economic Policy Fellow at the US Social Security Administration.