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Dr. Helena K. Keefe
o: Donnarumma Hall Rm 327
p: x2036


Helena Keefe is an Assistant Professor of Economics. She is part of both the Department of Economics and the International Studies Program, where she dedicated to teaching courses in International Business. She received a B.A. (2007) in Economics and International Relations from Lehigh Unviersity, and an M.A. (2009) and Ph.D (2015) in Economics from Fordham University. 

Dr. Keefe's research interests are in the fields of international finance and macroeconomics, specifically in currency markets and exchange rates, remittance and foreign capital flows, financial development and financial integration in emerging markets. Her work has been published in Emerging Markets Review and the International Journal on Central Banking. She has presented her research internationally at the Management International Conference in Pula, Croatia (2016), the International Trade and Finance Conference in Poznan Poland (2017), and the Global Research on Emerging Economics Conference in Lima, Peru (2018), as well as at regional conferences such as the EEA, NYSEA, and MSEA. She has earned research grants from the Global Association of Risk Professionals for her work on the use of currency options by central banks for foreign exchange intervention. 

Dr. Keefe teaches Principles of Microeconomics (EC 11), Principles of Macroeconomics (EC 12), Contemporary Issues in International Business (IL 154) and Money & Banking (EC 210). She is currently developing a new service-learning course on Fair Trade and Microfinance. 

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