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John Marthinsen

  • Professor
  • Distinguished Chair in Swiss Economics
Academic Division: Economics
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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. Dr. Marthinsen earned his 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 Demystifying Global Macroeconomics (DE G Publishers – Walter de Gruyter, Inc.; 2020), Risk Takers: Uses and Abuses of Financial Derivatives: Third Edition (DE G Publishers – Walter de Gruyter, Inc.; 2018), International Macroeconomics for Business and Political Leaders (Routledge: Taylor & Francis, 2017), Managing in a Global Economy: Demystifying International Macroeconomics: Second edition (Cengage, 2015), Swiss Finance: Capital Markets, Banking, and the Swiss Value Chain – co-authored with Henri Meier and Pascal Gantenbein (John Wiley & Sons, 2013).

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 Interest / Expertise

Economics; International Finance; Swiss Banking; Derivatives

Awards & Honors

  • 2019 — "Most Impactful Faculty to the Class of 2019" Award, Babson College
  • 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 2024

    • ECN 7201 INTER MACRO AND BUSINESS ENV ANALYSIS
  • Degree Courses 2023

    • ECN 7505 INTNL MACRO: WHAT EVERY MBA SHOULD KNOW
    • ECN 3606 USE&ABUSE OF FIN DERIVATIVE
    • ECN 7201 INTER MACRO AND BUSINESS ENV ANALYSIS

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Marthinsen, J.E., Gordon, S.R. (2024). Synthetic Central Bank Digital Currencies and Systemic Liquidity Risks. International Journal of Financial Studies. MDPI.
  • Marthinsen, J.E., Gordon, S.R. (2022). The Price and Cost of Bitcoin. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. Vol: 85, Page: 280 - 288. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. link
  • Mancha, R., Nersessian, D., Marthinsen, J.E. (2022). Reorienting the sharing economy for social benefit: the nonprofit digital platform business model. Social Responsibility Journal. Vol: 18, Issue: 5, Page: 918-934. link
  • Marthinsen, J.E., Gordon, S.R. (2021). A Theory of Optimum Cryptocurrency Scope. Economics of Innovation and New Technologies. Vol: 30, Issue: 2, Page: 183-196. Taylor & Francis.
  • Marthinsen, J.E., Gordon, S.R. (2020). Hyperinflation, Optimal Currency Scopes, and a Cryptocurrency Alternative to Dollarization . Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. Vol: 85, Page: 161-173. Elsevier.
  • Gai, Y., Marthinsen, J.E. (2019). Medicaid Expansion, HIV Testing, and HIV-Related Risk Behaviors in the United States, 2010–2017. American Journal of Public Health. Vol: 109, Issue: 10, Page: 1404-1412. the American Public Health Association (APHA). link
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2017). Regulating Home Equity Protection Companies and Contracts: Are States Making "the Best" an Enemy of "the Good?". Connecticut Insurance Law Journal. Vol: 23, Issue: 1, Page: 1-29. University of Connecticut School of Law. link

Books

  • Meier, H.B., Marthinsen, J.E., Gantenbien, P.B., Weber, S.S. (2023). Swiss Finance: Banking, Finance, and Digitalization: Swiss Finance: Banking, Finance, and Digitalization. Page: 550. Springer Nature Palgrave Macmillan. link
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2020). Demystifying Global Macroeconomics. Page: Total pages = 810. Walter De Gruyter. link
  • Marthinsen, J. (2018). Risk Takers: Uses and Abuses of Financial Derivatives (Third Edition). Page: 365. DE G (Walter de Gruyter, Inc.). link
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2017). International Macroeconomics for Business and Political Leaders. Issue: 978-1138635388/First Edition, Page: 110. Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group. link
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2014). Managing in a Global Economy: Demystifying International Macroeconomics. Issue: 2nd, Page: 816. Cengage Learning.
  • Meier, H.B., Marthinsen, J.E., Gantenbein, P.A. (2012). Swiss Finance: Capital Markets, Banking, and the Swiss Value Chain. Page: 396. John Wiley & Sons, Inc..
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2008). Risk Takers: Uses and Abuses of Financial Derivatives. Issue: Second Edition. 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. Issue: February/March. Greenwood Publishing Group/Quorum Books.
  • Edmunds, J.C., Marthinsen, J.E. (2003). Wealth by Associaton. Praeger Press.

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Marthinsen, J.E., Azcona, N. (2017). China’s Miracle Economy: Causes, Consequences, and Current Status. Issue: BAB346-PDF-ENG, Page: 32. Babson Case Collection. link

Book Chapters

  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2018). Central Banks: Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society . Vol: 1, Issue: Second, Page: 409-413. SAGE. link
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2018). Amaranth Advisors: Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. Vol: 1, Issue: Second, Page: 95-100. SAGE. link
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2018). Strategic Default: Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. Vol: 7, Issue: Second, Page: 3272-3275. SAGE. link
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2018). Société Générale: Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (Second Edition). Vol: 6, Issue: Second, Page: 3196-3201. SAGE. link
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2018). Doubling Strategies: Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society . Vol: 6, Issue: Second, Page: 3196-3201. SAGE. link
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2018). Virtual Currencies: Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. Vol: 7, Issue: Second, Page: 3552-3558. SAGE. link
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2018). Banking Secrecy: Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society . Vol: 1, Issue: Second, Page: 205-209. SAGE. link
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2018). Offshoring and Reshoring: Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society . Vol: 5, Issue: Second, Page: 2532-2534. SAGE. link
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2018). Dumping: Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. Vol: 2, Issue: Second, Page: 991-994. SAGE. link
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2006). Buried treasure: risks and value-added from using corporate treasuries as profit centers: Streben Nach Wertschöpfung (English translation: Pursuing Value Creation). Page: 178 – 197.

Other

  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2020). Instructors' Manual for Demystifying Global Macroeconomics: Demystifying Global Macroeconomics. Page: Total pages = 174 . Walter De Greuyter . link
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2016). Mehr Intermediäre für Venture Capital Investitionen nötig. Page: 2. AWP Soziale Sicherheit. link
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2014). Overhead Slides for Managing in a Global Economy Demystifying International Macroeconomics. Cengage Learning.
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2014). Test Bank: Managing in a Global Economy Demystifying International Macroeconomics. Cengage Learning.
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2014). Instructor Manual for Managing in a Global Economy Demystifying International Macroeconomics. Issue: 2nd. Cengage Learning.

Articles - Circular or newsletter (e.g., Babson Insight)

  • Gordon, S.R., Li, Z., Marthinsen, J.E. (2023). A Deep Analysis of the Economics and Finance Research on Cryptocurrencies, : A Deep Analysis of the Economics and Finance Research on Cryptocurrencies. Vol: 228. Economics Letters. link
  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2017). India’s Demonetization: What Were They Thinking?: Babson Insight. Babson College. link

Presentations

  • A Deep Analysis of the Economics & Finance Research on Cryptocurrencies Marthinsen, J. Gordon, S. Li, Z. Babson College Research Day Presentation , babson College, Malloy 101 (2023)
  • Are Cash and Cryptocurrencies Threats to Central Banks? Marthinsen, J. Mock Lecture to Prospective Babson College MBA Students (One hour), Online (2020)
  • Using WebEx for Oral Examinations Marthinsen, J. OTTP-4 Webex Session on Assessments, Online (2020)
  • Do Cryptocurrencies Have Optimal Scopes? Gordon, S. Marthinsen, J. Babson Research Day 2019, Babson College (2019)
  • Offshoring, U.S. Unemployment, and Income Inequality Marthinsen, J. James W. Harding Speaker Series, Williamsport, PA (2018)
  • Outsourcing, Offshoring, & Reshoring Marthinsen, J. Keynote speech for the “Streich Lecture”, Wichita Falls, Texas (2015)
  • Applied Risk Management Marthinsen, J. University of Basel, (2011)
  • Amaranth Advisors and Excessive Speculation in the Natural Gas Futures Market Marthinsen, J. Gai, Y. Loyola University, (2008)
  • Financial Wealth Creation in the Emerging Countries Edmunds, J. Marthinsen, J. Third Annual Single Global Currency Conference, Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire (2006)
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