John A. Tatom

Fellow, Institute for Applied Economics at Johns Hopkins University

John A. Tatom is the President of Thoroughbred Economics, a consultancy in finanacial economics serving universities, central banks, financial institutions and other private clients and a fellow at the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and the Study of Business Enterprise at Johns Hopkins University. Earlier he was Director of Research at Networks Financial Institute, part of Indiana State University, and Associate Professor of Finance at Indiana State University.  He has held both positions from June 2005 to March 2012.  Previously he was an adjunct professor in the Economics Department at DePaul University in Chicago from 2000 until 2005. In 2003-04, he was also a Senior Fellow at the Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C.   

Mr. Tatom served from 1995 to 2000 in various capacities for UBS in Zurich, including chief US Economist in the asset allocation and currency group at UBS Asset Management in Chicago, Executive Director and head of country research and limit control in Zurich, and chief economist for emerging market and developing countries in Zurich.  From 1976 to 1995, he served as Assistant Vice President and policy adviser in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He has taught at several other colleges and universities. He holds a PhD from Texas A&M University.

He has published widely on international and domestic monetary and fiscal policy issues, inflation, capital formation, productivity and growth, energy price shocks and other macroeconomic and international topics.  His focus at Networks Financial Institute was on financial sector performance and regulatory reform, the link between the financial sector and economic growth, and financial literacy.  He has edited Financial Market Regulation: Legislation and Implications (2011), (with James Barth and Glenn Yago), China’s Emerging Financial Markets: Challenges and Opportunities, (September 2009), In Search of Effective Corporate Governance, (November 2007), The Health Care Financing Bomb: Where’s the Money (or the Solution)? (August 2006), Assessing Adult Financial Literacy (March 2006), Is Your Bubble About to Burst? (October 2005), The Social Security Dilemma (September 2005) for Networks Financial Institute and (with Costa Vayenas and Heinrich Siegmann) The UBS Guide to the Emerging Markets, Bloomsbury (1997).  

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