John E. Marthinsen is Professor of Economics and International Business at Babson College in Babson Park, MA, where he holds The Distinguished Chair in Swiss Economics of the Glavin Center for Global Entrepreneurial Leadership. Dr. Marthinsen holds a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, where he was awarded Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi academic honors. His teaching and research focus on the areas of International Macroeconomics, Risk Management, and International Finance, which he teaches at the graduate (MBA), undergraduate, and executive education levels. John Marthinsen was Chairman of Babson College’s Economics Division from 1992 to 1998 and, while at Babson, was inducted in the Golden Key Honor Society. He has won multiple teaching awards and is the author of numerous articles and books. Among his most recent books are Managing in a Global Economy: Demystifying International Macroeconomics: Second edition (Cengage, 2014), Swiss Finance: Capital Markets, Banking, and the Swiss Value Chain – co-authored with Henri Meier and Pascal Gantenbein (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), and Risk Takers: Uses and Abuses of Financial Derivatives: Second Edition (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2009).
Dr. Marthinsen also has extensive consulting experience, working for both domestic and international companies, as well as the U.S. government. He has served on the United Nations Association’s Economic Policy Council and lectured at the Universities of Bern and Basel in Switzerland as well as the University of Nürnberg in Germany. From 2000 to 2009, John Marthinsen was a member of the Board of Directors of Givaudan SA, a Swiss-based flavors and fragrances company, where he served as Chairman of the Finance and Investment Committee and member of the Strategy, Governance, and Audit Committees.
Economics; International Finance; Swiss Banking; Derivatives