James Lothian, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Finance in the Fordham Schools of Business, has been named the inaugural holder of the Toppeta Family Chair in Global Financial Markets in the Gabelli School of Business.
The chair was established with a $1 million gift from Bill Toppeta, FCRH ’70, and his wife Debra.
In his new position, Lothian, who joined the Fordham faculty in 1990 and was named Distinguished Professor of Finance in 1997, will continue to devote time to researching international finance, monetary economics (including monetary policy), financial history—both U.S. and international—and the incidence and international transmission of economic disturbances.
Lothian received his doctorate and master’s degrees in economics from the University of Chicago and his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from the Catholic University of America.
He has served as director of Fordham’s Frank J. Petrilli Center for Research in International Finance since 2002. He has served as the editor of the Journal of International Money and Finance since 1986, and has been a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.