2017 Members of the Month


To start off the new year, we would like to honor James M. Chen, one of our newest members of the International Advances in Economic Research Board of Editors, as our Member of the Month. Professor Chen is an attorney and professor of law with a quarter-century of experience in the law of regulated industries, economics, and regulatory policy. He holds the Justin Smith Morrill Chair in Law at Michigan State University College of Law and is counsel to the Technology Law Group, a Washington, DC-based firm specializing in telecommunications law. Professor Chen is a highly productive and influential scholar whose works spans topics such as administrative law, agricultural law, constitutional law, economic regulation, environmental law, industrial policy,…..read more>>>



 For the month of February we would like to honor a relatively new IAES member, Shin-ichi Fukuda. Dr. Fukuda is a Professor of Economics at the University of Toyko and first joined the IAES in the spring of 2015 at our 79th International Atlantic Economic Conference, in Milan, Italy. Since then, he has regular attended the meetings and will be attending our upcoming conference in Berlin, Germany to give a talk on, “Impacts of Asian financial markets on global economies”. He specializes in macroeconomics and international finance, and his recent work has been inspired by issues related to exchange rate policy, monetary policy, foreign exchange reserve accumulation, and banking problems under crises. Currently, he serves as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Japanese and International Economies which…read more>>> 



March is a special month because it is National Woman’s History Month and to celebrate we would like to honor a regular participant in the IAES conference, Professor Iuliana Matei. She will also be joining us this month in Berlin, Germany for our 83rd International Atlantic Economic Conference, where she will be presenting her paper entitled “Is there a link between the public deficit and the trade deficit in the Euro area? New evidence from panel data”. Dr. Matei is an Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Scientific Institute of Economics and Management (IÉSEG) in France and prior to 2014 she was a Research Affiliate at the University of Paris, in their Development and Globalization team. Her research is inspired by international macroeconomics,…read more>>> 



DEU, Deutschland, Germany, Berlin, 23.03.2017: 83rd International Atlantic Economic Conference at Kempinski Bristol Hotel Berlin. photo: © Jens Jeske/www.jens-jeske.de

For the month of April we would like to do something special and honor all of the people who attended our conference in Berlin, Germany. Thank you to all those who attended, we had a good turnout and a lot of wonderful presentations…….see more>>>




At the IAES our members take an active approach to better the society as whole; whether that be participating as an Editor on a review board for a journal, helping organize conference sessions, or inviting your colleagues to participate in a conference. For the month of May we would like to honor one of those economists who heeded the call from her colleague and we are glad she did. That is why we are honored to have Cândida Ferreira as our Member of the Month for the month of May. Dr. Ferreira is a Professor of Economics at the University of Lisbon and her current research pursuits deal with the relevance of globalization to economic growth. Since being invited to attend our conference . . . read more>>>



For our June member of the month, we welcome Ioanna T. Kokores. Dr. Kokores is a lecturer in “Monetary Theory and Policy” in the Department of Economics, at the University of Piraeus (Athens, Greece). She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Birmingham (UK) under a scholarship from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation awarded after an annual national examination process. She also holds an M.Sc. Economics from the same school, and a B.Sc. Economics from the Athens School of Economics and Business (Greece). Her current research focuses on issues concerning monetary policy and financial stability;  the effects of choice under ambiguity in the functioning of the financial system and the conduct of monetary policy; . . . read more >>>



As the summer continues on, IAES welcomes our July member of the month Dr. Ben Kyer. Dr. Kyer joined the Francis Marion University faculty in 1989. He teaches Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, History of Economic Thought, Public Finance, and MBA 705 Economic Analysis, and Economic Analysis. His extensive research has appeared in The Journal of Macroeconomics, The Atlantic Economic Journal, Public Finance Quarterly, Journal of Economic Education, and The American Economist. Dr. Kyer’s current research focuses on the concept of double-dip recession…read more >>>





For our August member of the month the IAES welcomes Professor Joe Wilkins. Professor Wilkins taught various courses in Executive Leadership, Operations Research and International Business in the School of Business and Management at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He is a former USAF Captain and a veteran of combat in Vietnam. With fifty-two years as a pilot, he has served as a volunteer Lifeline Pilot flying body organs to transplant patients.  Wilkins is an experienced scuba diver and has made hundreds of parachute jumps….read more >>>





For our September member of the month the IAES welcomes Dr. Farrokh Nourzad. Dr. Nourzad Joined Marquette University in 1981 after earning his PhD and MA in economics from the University of Kansas. He is a former chair of the Economics Department and the current director of the MS in Applied Economics Program…read more >>>




For our October member of the month the IAES welcomes Professor Oluwole Owoye. Professor Owoye teaches microeconomics, macroeconomics, monetary economics, labor economics and economic development. He has presented research in these areas at national and international economic conferences…read more >>>





For our November member of the month the IAES welcomes Professor Alan Hochstein. Professor Hochstein teaches in the areas of general finance and business economics. Before joining Concordia’s Finance Department, he taught economics at McGill’s graduate business school for a number of years. He has presented papers at conferences….read more >>>





For our December member of the month the IAES welcomes Professor Ansgar Belke. Professor Belke is Full Professor of Macroeconomics and Director of the Institute of Business and Economic Studies (IBES) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Since 2012 he is….read more >>>



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