Ergys Islamaj

Assistant Professor of Economics

I am currently an Assistant Professor of Economics at Vassar College. My reasearch interests lie primarily on International Finance and Open Macroeconomics, both from a theoretical and an empirical perspective. Topics of my research have included international consumption risk sharing, liquidity constraints, determinants of capital flows and effects of financial crises on sectoral output and employment. Other interests include effects of financial globalization on industrial specialization, exchange rate pass-through and cross-country productivity correlatuons. My empirical research has focused primarily on issues pertaining to Emerging Markets and Developing Countries.

Courses Taught: International Finance, International Trade and the World Financial System, Introduction to Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Theory