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The Bolton Sullivan and Thomas A. Dean Chair in International Finance 

Ph.D., Economics, Princeton University 
B.A., Economics, University of California, Los Angeles 

Phone: 202-687-3742 

Email Address: sweeneyr@georgetown.edu

Professor Sweeney specializes in financial and monetary economics, both international and domestic, and in public policy. His current research focuses on the influence of the Federal Reserve on the foreign exchange market, the behavior of exchange rates, methods of cross-section analysis in finance, and constitutional issues for the European Union and the United States. 

Professor Sweeney's publications include: Capital Controls in Emerging Market Economies (contributor, co-editor); Exchange-Rate Policies for Emerging Market Economies (contributor, co-editor); "Does the Fed Beat the Foreign-Exchange Market?" Journal of Banking and Finance; "The Contribution of Earnings Components to Forecasts of Future Profitability," (with P. Fairfield and T. Yohn) The Accounting Review; and "Does the Bond Market Anticipate Bankruptcy Settlements?" (with A. Eberhart) Journal of Finance. He served as co-editor of Economic Inquiry from 1984 to 1996. He is an editorial board member for the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, the Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting and the Journal of Economics and Business

Curriculum Vitae (.PDF format) 
Working Papers webpage
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