Mehdi completed a B.S. in Economics from Utah State University and a M.S. and a Ph.D in Economics from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, U.S.A. His extensive experience in the banking and finance sector includes positions as Executive Director, Bank Refah and Bank Omran, Tehran, Iran
John completed a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney, Master of Economics from the University of New England and a M.A and PhD in Economics from Duke University, USA. He spent 22 years as an academic economist at the University of New South Wales, Australia including the Head of Depart
Global Financial markets (GFM) provide a link between borrowers and lenders across national boundaries. While performing their function, GFMs may introduce severe volatility and instability in the real economic activity affecting national income, output and employment. These instabilities lead to financial crises and recession. International capital mobility and free trade link the financial markets globally, causing volatility and instability in one region to be transferred to the rest of the world – this is called contagion.
The book examines operation of GFM and how financial crises have occurred in developed and developing countries.
Dr Mehdi Monadjemi has extensive experience in the banking and finance sector in various countries. He spent 20 years as an academic economist at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Dr John Lodewijks has worked for the University of New South Wales, the University of Western Sydney and the S P Jain School of Global Management.