Rebecca NeumannRebecca Neumann

Associate Professor

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Bolton Hall, Room 828
Phone: (414) 229-4347
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Ph.D., Economics, University of Colorado-Boulder
M.A., Economics, University of Colorado-Boulder
M.S., Finance, University of Arizona
B.A., International Relations and Business Studies, Bond University, Queensland, Australia

Research Interests:

Open Economy Macroeconomics, International Finance, International Trade, Macroeconomics, Public Finance

Current Projects:

“Foreign Direct Investment: Country Visibility in the Location Choice” (with Laurel Adams and Saleh S. Tabrizy).

“FDI Inflows and Remittances” (with Mike Coon).

“Financial Integration, Macroeconomic Volatility, and the Directions of Capital Flows” (with Ping-Hang Fan and Hamid Mohtadi).

Selected Publications:

“Political Influence on Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa,” Journal of African Economies, 2015. doi: 10.1093/jae/ejv017 (with John Ssozi).

"An Explanation for the Diversity of Financial Structure," Macroeconomic Dynamics, 19(2), 2015: 270-287 (with Niloy Bose). 

"Real and Perceived Losses from Unemployment: A Cross-Country Study," Applied Economics, 45(25), 2013: 3625-3636 (with Keith A. Bender, and John D.F. Skåtun).

"How National and International Financial Development Affect Industrial R&D," European Economic Review, 56(1), Jan 2012: 72-83 (with Keith E. Maskus and Tobias Seidel).

"Globalization and Tax Policy," The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, 20(2), 2009: 193-211 (with James Alm and Jill A. Holman).

"Volatility of Capital Flows and Financial Liberalization: Do Specific Flows Respond Differently?" International Review of Economics and Finance, 18, 2009: 488-501 (with Ron Penl and Altin Tanku).

"The Effects of Capital Controls on International Capital Flows in the Presence of Asymmetric Information," Journal of International Money and Finance, 25(6), 2006: 1010-27.

"International Capital Flows under Asymmetric Information and Costly Monitoring: Implications of Debt and Equity Financing," Canadian Journal of Economics, 36(3), August 2003: 674-700.