Dr. 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. His primary research interests are in the areas of corporate finance, banking, and international financial markets, while his main teaching responsibilities are in the areas of global macroeconomic analysis, risk management, and international finance. Dr. Marthinsen received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in Storrs. From 1992 to 1998, he served as chairman of the Economics Division at Babson College. He is the author of many articles and books. Among his most recent books are Risk Takers: Uses and Abuses of Financial Derivatives (Prentice Hall, 2009) and Managing in a Global Economy: Demystifying International Macroeconomics (Thomson South-Western, 2008). John Marthinsen has extensive consulting experience, working for both domestic and international companies and banks, 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, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Givaudan SA, a Swiss-based flavors and fragrances company.