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John Marthinsen

Professor

Distinguished Chair in Swiss Economics
Academic Division: Economics
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Bio

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.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, University of Connecticut
  • MA, University of Connecticut
  • BA, Lycoming College
  • , University of Graz

Academic Interests

Economics; International Finance; Swiss Banking; Derivatives

Awards & Honors

  • 2009 - "Professor of the Year" (The Kennedy Award)
  • 1998 - Distinguished Chair in Swiss Economics of the Glavin Center for Global Leadership
  • 1997 - Golden Key Honor Society, Babson College
  • 1990 - "Professor of the Year" (The Kennedy Award)
  • 1981 - "Professor of the Year”
  • 1977 - "Professor of the Year”
  • 1973 - University Summer Fellowship, University of Connecticut
  • 1973 - Phi Beta Kappa, University of Connecticut
  • 1973 - Phi Kappa Phi, University of Connecticut
  • 1972 - University Pre-doctoral Fellowship, University of Connecticut
  • 1970 - National Science Foundation Traineeship, University of Connecticut
  • 1969 - John A. Streeter Award for Outstanding Work in Economics, Lycoming College
  • 1969 - Omicron Delta Epsilon, Lycoming College
  • 1969 - Magna cum Laude, Lycoming College

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
  • ECN 7201: SF MANG AT CROSSROAD BUS GOVT INTL ECN
Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • ECN 7201: MANG AT CROSSROADS BUS GOVT INTL ECN
  • FIN 7504: RISK MANAGEMENT

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Marthinsen, J.E., Gai, Y. (2013). Clarifying Volatility's Effect on a Call Option's Value in the Binomial Option Pricing Model. International Research Journal of Applied Finance, 4(9), 1133–1152.

Books

  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2014). Managing in a Global Economy: Demystifying International Macroeconomics. Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning
  • Meier, H.B., Marthinsen, J.E., Gantenbein, P.A. (2012). Swiss Finance: Capital Markets, Banking, and the Swiss Value Chain. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2008). Risk Takers: Uses and Abuses of Financial Derivatives: Prentice Hall link
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2007). Managing in a Global Economy: Demystifying International Macroeconomics: Thomson South-Western
  • Marthinsen, J.E., Edmunds, J.C. (2003). Wealth by Association; Global Prosperity Through Market Unification: Greenwood Publishing Group/Quorum Books
  • Edmunds, J.C., Marthinsen, J.E. (2003). Wealth by Associaton: Praeger Press

Others

  • Marthinsen, J.E. (in press). Amaranth Advisors. Thousand Oaks. CA: SAGE link
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (in press). Strategic Defaults. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE link
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (in press). Doubling Strategies. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE link
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (in press). Société Générale. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE link
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (in press). Dumping. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE link
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (in press). Offshoring and Reshoring. Thousand Oaks: SAGE link
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2014). Overhead Slides for Managing in a Global Economy Demystifying International Macroeconomics. Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2014). Test Bank: Managing in a Global Economy Demystifying International Macroeconomics. Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2014). Instructor Manual for Managing in a Global Economy Demystifying International Macroeconomics. Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning

Presentations

  • Outsourcing, Offshoring, & Reshoring
    Marthinsen, J. Outsourcing, Offshoring, & Reshoring Keynote speech for the “Streich Lecture”, Wichita Falls, Texas (2015)
  • Applied Risk Management
    Marthinsen, J. Applied Risk Management University of Basel(2011)
  • Amaranth Advisors and Excessive Speculation in the Natural Gas Futures Market
    Marthinsen, J., Gai, Y. Amaranth Advisors and Excessive Speculation in the Natural Gas Futures Market Loyola University(2008)
  • Financial Wealth Creation in the Emerging Countries
    Edmunds, J., Marthinsen, J. Financial Wealth Creation in the Emerging Countries Third Annual Single Global Currency Conference, Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire (2006)