Ali Kutan is a Professor of Economics and Finance at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, an associate member of the Emerging Market Group (EMG), Cass Business School, London, a research fellow at the William Davidson Institute (WDI), University of Michigan Business School, and a senior fellow at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI), University of Bonn, Germany. His research interests include applied international finance, financial markets and institutions, and financial aspects of economic development. His recent work focuses on the transition economies of the Central and East Europe, China, Turkey, the EU and the U.S. His recent research topics include the determination of asset prices in emerging markets, the monetary aspects of the enlargement of the European Union, and the impact of IMF actions on emerging markets.

Professor Kutan currently works on monetary policy issues regarding Polish economy as a member of an IMF research team. He was a visiting scholar at the Economic Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis from August 1998 through August 1999. His research is supported through several agencies, including The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, the U.S. Department of Education, and the William Davidson of Institute of the University of Michigan Business School. His paper on “Exchange Rate and Trade Policy on Transition Economies” won the “Paper Competition Award” through the Association for Comparative Economic Studies (ACES) in 1992 and his recent paper with Josef Brada on “Monetary Policy Convergence Between the Candidate Countries and the European Union” was the co-recipient of the best paper prize awarded by the Editorial Board of Economic Systems in summer 2001.

Professor Kutan served as a consultant to the World Bank involving a project on enterprise behavior in the transition economies of Eastern Europe. He has recently provided management training for the Boeing Company in two locations, St. Louis and California, in the areas of international finance and business management.
He has published extensively in several economics and finance journals, including Applied Economics, Applied Financial Economics, Atlantic Economic Journal, Comparative Economic Studies, Eastern European Economics, Economic Inquiry, Economic Systems, Economic Letters, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Financial Services Research, International Journal of Finance, Southern Economic Journal, Open Economies Review, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, and Review of International Economics. His other work also appeared in the Transition Newsletter of the World Bank, Review of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and book volumes published by the New York University and MIT Press.

In addition to his research, Professor Kutan serves as a referee for numerous professional journals. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Economic Association, American Finance Association, the Association for Comparative Economics, and the Financial Management Association. He serves at the editorial board of Comparative Economic Studies, Economic Systems, and International Business and Economic Review. Since joining the faculty in 1990, Professor Kutan has received several funded research grants from SIUE.

He served as the co-editor of Comparative Economic Studies from 2001 to 2003. He is currently the editor of Emerging Markets Finance and Trade (formerly Russian and East European Finance and Trade) and the American editor of Economic Systems.

Professor Kutan teaches a variety of economics and finance courses, including international finance and financial econometrics for economics and finance majors, and international business courses for MBA students.