Santa Clara University

Helen Popper

Associate Professor

Helen Popper, Associate Professor of EconomicsProfessor Popper teaches courses in international economics, international macroeconomics, international business, and econometrics. Her current research explores the determinants of real exchange rates and capital flows, the links between foreign exchange rates and prices, and the actions of central banks in the foreign exchange markets.

She has published articles on foreign exchange market intervention, foreign exchange rates and prices, inflation, central bank activities, and foreign exchange market hedging in such journals as the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of International Money and Finance, the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Contributions to Macroeconomics, and the Journal of Banking and Finance. She has also published a book on international capital mobility.

Before coming to Santa Clara, Professor Popper received her Ph.D. in Economics from UC Berkeley, then worked at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C., where she routinely briefed the Board on international economic and financial developments. Along the way, she has been a visiting scholar  at the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Resarch, the Bank of Mexico and at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and a visiting associate professor at U.C. Berkeley. She has consulted for the World Bank, the Federal Reserve, and in the utility industry. She has worked for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and for Bank of America, providing econometric models and forecasts.

In her spare time, she enjoys windsurfing, native gardening, and relaxing with her husband and young daughter.

August 2011


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