The Euro Crisis and the Challenges for France | Professor James Hollifield & Dr. Mark Wynne

Thursday, September 25, 2014 (12:00 PM – 1:30 PM)
Great Hall, Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall (map)


James F. Hollifield, Director & Professor, Department of Political Science, SMU

21917D_068_HollifieldJames F. Hollifield is Ora Nixon Arnold Professor of International Political Economy and Director of the Tower Center at SMU. He has worked for a variety of governmental and intergovernmental organizations and has published widely on international political and economic issues, including Immigrants, Markets, and States (Harvard UP, 1992), L’immigration et l’Etat Nation (L’Harmattan, 1997), Controlling Immigration (Stanford UP, 3rd Edition, 2014), Migration Theory (Routledge, 3rd Edition, 2014), and International Political Economy: History, Theory and Policy (Cambridge UP, forthcoming) along with numerous other books and scientific articles. His current research looks at how states manage migration for strategic gains.


Mark Wynne, Vice President, Associate Director of Research and Director of the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

wynneWynne is a vice president, associate director of Research and director of the Bank’s Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. In the latter role, Wynne is responsible for developing and leading the Bank’s research program on globalization and understanding its implications for the conduct of U.S. monetary policy.

Since joining the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in 1989, he has had a variety of responsibilities, including briefing the Bank’s president on national and international economic conditions prior to meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee, providing updates on key economic issues to the Bank’s board of directors and conducting research on the effects of fiscal policy, understanding business cycles, inflation measurement and the workings of monetary unions, among other topics. His research has appeared in many of the leading peer-reviewed academic journals and Federal Reserve publications.

Wynne has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level at University College Dublin, the University of Rochester and Southern Methodist University and has also served as a faculty member for the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

Most of his professional career has been at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, but Wynne also spent time at the European Monetary Institute and European Central Bank during the formative years of European Economic and Monetary Union, where he worked on issues related to the strategy of monetary policy under EMU. He has also been an occasional consultant to the ECB and International Monetary Fund.
He earned first-class-honors BA and MA degrees from the National University of Ireland–University College, Dublin, and holds MA and PhD degrees in economics from the University of Rochester.


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