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Joshua Aizenman is a Research Associate in the NBER’s Program on International Trade and Investment and a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). He received his B.A. in Mathematics and Philosophy and M.A. in Economics from Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and his Ph. D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Aizenman joined the faculty at UCSC in 2001 following eleven years at Dartmouth College, where he had served as the Champion Professor of International Economics. His research covers a range of issues in open economy, including commercial and financial policies, crises in emerging markets, foreign direct investment, capital controls, and exchange rate regimes. His other affiliations have included teaching and research positions at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has also served as a consultant to the World Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the International Monetary Fund, and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Aizenman was born in Poland and has joint U.S./Israeli citizenship. He is married and has four children.

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