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John Burger, Ph.D.

John Burger, Ph.D., is associate professor and chair of the department of economics at Loyola University Maryland. Previously, Burger served as director of Loyola’s study abroad program in Leuven, Belgium. He has published research in a number of areas including monetary policy, international finance, and sports economics, but the majority of his research lies in the area of international finance. In fact, Burger has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. Over the course of his career, Burger has been invited to present his research at the Federal Reserve Board, International Monetary Fund, Deutsche Bundesbank, and Banco de España.

Burger received a B.S. in Mathematical Economics from Wake Forest University and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He joined Loyola immediately after receiving his Ph.D. While in graduate school, Burger notes that he coached little league baseball—the youth version of the sport where he’s focused his research. Burger’s most recent publication, “The existence and persistence of a winner's curse: New evidence from the (baseball) field,” was cited by Sellinger School Professor of Economics Stephen J.K. Walters, in his recent opinion piece featured on the Sellinger homepage, “The Business of Baseball.” Walters was the co-author of this research publication, which can be referenced in the Southern Economic Journal (July, 2008), pp. 232-45.

Lately, Burger’s teaching has focused on two courses for undergraduate economics majors, Monetary Economics and International Financial Economics, and the Global Macroeconomics course in the Executive MBA programs.

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