Dr. Cinzia Balit-Moussalli

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Name: Dr. Cinzia Balit-Moussalli 
Title: Associate Provost for Institutional Assessment; Professor of Finance and Economics
Phone Number: (334) 833-4452
Email: cinziam@hawks.huntingdon.edu
Office and/or Address: Wilson Center, Room 204
Education:
  • Ph.D., Touro University International
  • M.B.A., American University of Beirut
  • B.S., Beirut University
Biography:

Academic Interests

  • The severity of financial crises, exchange rate regimes, capital controls, and institutional variables
  • Flexible versus fixed exchange rate systems and their effect on long-term economic growth
  • The IMF and the World Bank; economic crisis and development
  • The European Monetary Union
  • Leadership and culture and their effect on motivation and productivity

Conferences and Significant Publications

  • AIR Annual Forum, Orlando, Florida, May 2014
  • SACS-COC Conference, Atlanta, December 2013
  • Presentation at the Faculty Forum on “Depression,” entitled, “Financial Economics as a Discipline.”  This was accompanied by a synopsis of the 2007–2009 Financial Crisis; February 2011
  • Participation in the Presidential Colloquy and panel discussion on US/Korean relationship.  Wrote a brief synopsis entitled, US-Korea Economic Relations,” January 2011
  • Paper Publication: “Solving the Current Account Puzzle: Capital Flows and the Contagion Effect of Financial Crises,” published in the Scientific Journal International, Journal of Economics, Banking and Finance, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2008. http://www.scientificjournals.org/journals2008/j_of_economics1_2008.htm
  • Advisory Board, “Scientific Journal International,” 2008
  • SACS-COC Leadership Team Orientation Meeting, Jan. 28, 2008
  • Editorial Review Board, “Scientific Journal International,” 2007–Present
  • Paper Publication: “Financial Crises, Panic, and Contagion: Evidence from a Cross-Country Comparison Using Two Time Frames,” published by Scientific Journal International, Journal of Business and Public Affairs, Volume 1, Issue 2, 2007. http://www.scientificjournals.org/journals2007/j_of_business2.htm
  • Paper Presentation: “Financial Crises, Panic, and Contagion: Evidence from a Cross-Country Comparison Using Two Time Frames,” presented at the Gulf Coast Economics Association Conference on Economics Teaching in Houston, Texas, October 2006.
  • Austrian Economics Scholars Conference at Auburn University; Auburn, Alabama. Spring 2006.
  • Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Conferences in Atlanta, Georgia; December 2005.
  • Dissertation: “Institutional Variables, Capital Controls, Exchange Rates, and the Severity of Financial Crises: A Cross Country Comparison,” November 2004.
  • Austrian Economics Scholars Conference at Auburn University; Auburn, Alabama. 2001.
  • World Congress of Social Economics: “Social Economies in Transition,” Verona, Italy. 1994.
  • Chaired a Panel on Russia’s Economy, at the 7th World Congress of Social Economics. 1994.
  • Teaching Macroeconomics Conference: Pedagogical approaches. Miami University; Oxford, Ohio. 1994.
  • Economic Development in Alabama Conference at Auburn University, Montgomery; Montgomery, Alabama. 1994.
  • Thesis: “Increasing Productivity Through Selected Motivation Techniques with Reference to the Banking Sector.” 1986.

Quote

“The small environment at Huntingdon provides a unique, warm atmosphere that nurtures meaningful interactions with students. A faculty member has the opportunity to really teach, transmit knowledge, and have an impact.”

Departments: Academic Affairs, Academics, Business and Accounting, Institutional Assessment and Compliance