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University of Toronto Eurozone crisis experts

November 4, 2011

The fol­low­ing is a list of Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to experts who can com­ment on a vari­ety of issues relat­ed to the cur­rent Euro­zone cri­sis.

Bank­ing, finance, eco­nom­ics
Inter­na­tion­al busi­ness, trade, glob­al­iza­tion

John Kir­ton
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Direc­tor, G8 Research Group
Co-Direc­tor, G20 Research Group
Co-Direc­tor, Glob­al Health Diplo­ma­cy Pro­gram
Munk School of Glob­al Affairs
*NOTE: Best way to reach him for com­ment is by con­tact­ing Made­line Koch at

Greek debt
Don Bre­an
Pro­fes­sor of Finance and Busi­ness Eco­nom­ics
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Cell: 416–436-8842

Inter­na­tion­al rela­tions
Regional/European rela­tions
Inter­na­tion­al law
Strate­gic stud­ies
Aurel Braun
Depart­ment of Polit­i­cal Sci­ence
Inter­na­tion­al Rela­tions Pro­gram
Trin­i­ty Col­lege
St. George
Office: 416–946-8952 or 905–828-3923
Home: 416–787-3702
Cell: 416–844-5367
Oth­er Lan­guages: French, Hun­gar­i­an, Roman­ian, Russ­ian

Glob­al­iza­tion and bank­ing
Inter­na­tion­al pol­i­tics
Eco­nom­ics and trade in the glob­al econ­o­my
Alan S. Alexan­droff
Co-Direc­tor, G20 Research Group
Research Direc­tor, Pro­gram on Con­flict Man­age­ment and Nego­ti­a­tion
Munk School of Glob­al Affairs
Cell: 416–617-9627
*NOTE: Email is best.

Finan­cial mar­kets
Andreas Park
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Eco­nom­ics
St. George
Office: 416–978-4189
Cell: 416–875-4758

Bank­ing indus­try
Cap­i­tal mar­kets
Cor­po­rate finance
Merg­ers and acqui­si­tions
Lau­rence Booth
Pro­fes­sor; CIT Chair in Struc­tured Finance
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
St. George
Office: 416–978-6311
Cell: 647–409-3472
*NOTE: Email is best.

For­eign direct invest­ment
Inter­na­tion­al trade
Walid Hejazi
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
St. George
Office: 416–946-7042 or 416–287-7318
Cell: 647–406-2939

Finan­cial risk man­age­ment
Luis A. Seco
Math­e­mat­i­cal Finance Pro­gram
St. George
Office: 416–978-3984
Cell: 647–891-8650
Oth­er lan­guages: Span­ish

Behav­iour­al eco­nom­ics
Con­sumer sav­ing and spend­ing deci­sions
Con­sumer psy­chol­o­gy and deci­sion-mak­ing

Dilip Soman
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
St. George
Office: 416–946-0195
*NOTE: Email is best.

Cen­tral Europe
Robert C. Austin
Senior Lec­tur­er
Cen­tre for Euro­pean, Russ­ian and Eurasian Stud­ies
Munk School for Glob­al Affairs
Office: 416–946-8942

Luca Somigli
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Ital­ian Stud­ies
St. George
Office: 416–585-4416
Cell: 647–236-5727

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