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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. 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 Nrnberg 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
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2020

    • MBA 7501 DOING BUS GLOBALLY:HIGHWAYS & LANDMINES
    • ECN 7505 INTERNATIONAL MACRO:EVERY MBA KNOW
    • FIN 7504 RISK MANAGEMENT
  • Degree Courses 2019

    • ECN 7201 BL1 INTER MACRO AND BUS ENVIR ANALYSIS
    • MBA 7501 DOING BUS GLOBALLY:HIGHWAYS AND LANDMIND
    • ECN 7201 INTER MACRO AND BUSINESS ENVIR ANALYSIS
    • FIN 7504 RISK MANAGEMENT

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Marthinsen, J.E., Gordon, S.R. (2019). A Theory of Optimum Cryptocurrency Scope. Economics of Innovation and New Technologies. Page: 1-14. Taylor & Francis.
  • 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

  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2020). Demystifying Global Macroeconomics. Page: 798. Walter De Greuyter. 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: 170. 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)

  • Marthinsen, J.E. (2017). India’s Demonetization: What Were They Thinking?: Babson Insight. Babson College. link
  • Marthinsen, J.E., Azcona, N. (2016). Offshoring Doesn't Deserve Its Bad Reputation: Babson Insight. Issue: Spring. Babson College. link

Presentations

  • 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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