Brandeis International Business School

The Rosenberg Institute of Global Finance at Brandeis IBS

The Rosenberg Institute of Global Finance seeks to analyze and anticipate major trends in global financial markets, institutions and regulations, while developing the information and ideas required to solve emerging problems.


The Institute, founded in 2002, is named for co-founders Dr. Barbara C. Rosenberg '54 and Mr. Richard M. Rosenberg.

Dr. Barbara Rosenberg '54

Barbara Cohen Rosenberg is a 1954 graduate of Brandeis University, earned an MA from Harvard University and a PhD from the University of San Francisco. Barbara served as a long-time trustee at Brandeis and has held leadership roles in many other organizations.

Richard Rosenberg

Richard Rosenberg is a former Chairman and CEO of Bank of America, also holding senior positions with Seattle-First National Bank and Wells Fargo Bank. He received his BS from Suffolk University and his MBA and JD from Golden Gate University. Richard serves on several boards and is a retired commander in the United States Naval Reserve.

Faculty Director: Dan Bergstresser

Daniel Bergstresser is an Associate Professor at Brandeis International Business School. He specializes in municipal finance and on the impact of taxation, regulation, and market structure on financial markets. His research has been widely cited in both the academic and business press. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT, and has previously worked for Barclays Global Investors as well as the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C.


Catherine L. Mann and David P. Kelly

Global Growth Event

Catherine L. Mann and David P. Kelly joined in a conversation about the current global economy.

Dan Bergstresser speaking at conference

Municipal Finance Conference

The annual event brings academics, practitioners, issuers and regulators together to compare research and discuss emerging trends in their field.

Saul Pannell, Professor Mike McKay, alumnus Choon Woo Ha

Rosenberg Outlook Panel

The 2016 Rosenberg Outlook Panel focused on opportunities in emerging markets.


The Institute addresses the policy implications of economic globalization, sponsoring informal exchanges among scholars and practitioners, conducting research and policy analyses, and participating in the school's teaching programs.

A major goal of the Institute is to bridge the gap between academic research and the insights of business and policy leaders.