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Dr. Levin formerly taught international finance in the Queens College BBA Program. Originally from California, he previously practiced Public Accounting before graduate studies. As a BMCC Professor, Levin loves Manhattan for its access to unique cultural and business opportunities. The College’s proximity to Wall Street offers a rarely so close view into recent crises. He exclaims, “The entire field of economics is changing right before our eyes. It’s about a new market balance between supply and demand. My students are figuring this out in the classroom!”
International Finance, International Economics, Finance and Banking
- Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst ,
- B.A. University of California, Los Angeles ,
- M.A. University of Massachusetts, Amherst ,
- This course is intended primarily for those students who intend to pursue professional careers in fields such as economics, finance, management, and administration. It is also open to highly motivated students in other areas. Topics include: national income and national product; saving, consumption, investment, the multiplier theory, fiscal policy, inflation, employment and business cycles. The student will also be acquainted with money, banking, and central bank monetary policies, as well as some of the more significant theories of international trade and economic development.
- This course is an introduction to the topics of microeconomics, which include market supply and demand, theories of the firm and individual behavior, competition and monopoly, externalities, public goods, and income distribution. Students will learn ways to analyze the basic economic activities of consumption and production, and how to evaluate the allocation of resources and products achieved through markets. The role of government policy in addressing markets failures will be emphasized throughout the course, with special focus on contemporary economic problems.
- International trade, capital movements and foreign exchange markets lay the basis for global economic analyses and policy debates. Balance of payments problems include liquidity and growth, exchange rate systems, and tendencies for internal and external balance. Applied areas range from international financial institutions to issues of economic integration and development. Other topics involve history of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Euro Zone and Emerging Markets. Prerequisites: ECO 100 or ECO 201 or ECO 202
- This course is an analysis of the organization and operation of our financial system, including money and capital markets, commercial banking, and other financial institutions such as commercial finance companies. The relationship between financial and economic activity including monetary and fiscal policy is demonstrated.
Prerequisite: FNB 100 or ECO 100 or ECO 201 or ECO 202
Research and Projects
- Preparing paper entitled, “A Peek Behind Piketty’s Alpha: Pitfalls of an Empiricist Framework” to be presented Fall 2017.
- “Class Hybrids from Medieval Europe to Silicon Valley” ,RM 26 (1), Routledge
- “A Class Theory of Hybrid-Directed Enterprises” ,RM 26 (4), Routledge
Honors, Awards and Affiliations
- Dissertation Fellowship awarded by Political Economy Research Institute, Amherst, MA
- Chair’s Award for Teaching Excellence, UMass Amherst Economics Department
- C.P.A. (Certified Public Accountant) awarded by California Department of Consumer Affairs