Department of Economics, Finance, and International Business

The economy has always had a major effect on our lives, but the public interest in economics is a more recent phenomenon, fueled in part by the Internet and instant access to the stock market. Economic news is now front-page news and the topic of best-selling books. It affects our jobs, our mortgage and interest rates, our investments, and our ability to purchase goods.

Financial concerns are another part of nearly all organizational decisions, whether the organization is a business firm, non-profit organization, or government. For that reason, financial executives are of central importance to overall planning and control. Even non-financial executives must know enough finance to effectively oversee financial concerns within their areas of expertise.

In addition, as a consequence of the high rate of global integration and increasing levels of political instability worldwide, it is imperative that firms hire knowledgeable professionals who are able to navigate the complex global economic landscape if they are to prosper.

Faculty Credentials

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Members of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s finance faculty have outstanding academic credentials and are also very active professionally within the field. The faculty has published prolifically in academic and professional journals across the spectrum of financial and economic issues. Some members of the faculty have also written textbooks on topics of their special interests. Research articles have appeared in:

• The Journal of Finance
Justifiably the most authoritative academic journal in the finance discipline.
Publishes prize-winning articles by Nobel laureates in economic sciences.
• Financial Review
• Journal of Real Estate, Finance, and Economics
• Journal of Financial Planning
• Journal of Financial Education
• Managerial Finance
• Journal of Economic Perspectives

  • Petros Anastasopoulos, Associate Professor of Economics; B.A., Graduate School of Business and Economics, Athens, Greece; M.A., Ph.D., New School University
  • Amirhossien Bazargan, Assistant Professor; B.S, Azad University, Iran; M.A.Sc. University of Regina, Canada; Ph.D. Ryerson University, Canada
  • Kenneth Betz, Senior Lecturer, B.S. Fairleigh Dickinson University; M.B.A. Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • James Bulsiewicz, Assistant Professor of Finance, B.S.M. A.B Freeman School of Business, Tulane University; M.S. London School of Economics and Political Science; Ph.D. David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah
  • Patrick Cozza, Lecturer of Wealth Management, B.S. Seton Hall University; M.B.A. Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Karen Denning, Professor of Finance; Chair Economics, Finance and International Business Department, A.B., Cornell University; M.S.W., M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • Frederick Englander, Professor of Economics; B.B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Richard W. Kjetsaa, Professor of Economics and Finance; B.S., Manhattan College; M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University
  • Hongyan Li, Assistant Professor of Economics, B.S. Nankai University, Tianjin, China; MA, Fudan University, Shanghai, China; M.B.A. Katz Graduate School of Business; Ph.D. Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech
  • Mahmoud Montasser, Lecturer, B.S. National University of Iran in the School of Economics; M.A. University of Southern California
  • Sorin Tuluca, Professor of Finance; M.E., Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, Romania; M.B.A., D.B.A., Cleveland State University
  • Lu Wang, Assistant Professor, LL.B. South-Central University for Nationalities, China; M.A. University of New Brunswick, Canada; Ph.D. University of Alberta, Canada
  • Xiaohui Yang, Assistant Professor of Finance, B.S., M.S., Central South University, China; M.S., George Mason University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst