Inmee Baek, PhD

Professor, Economics

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  • PhD, Indiana University
  • B.S. Law and Public Adminisration, SungKyunKwan University, Seoul, Korea

Research Interests

  • International Investment
  • Foreign Currency Crisis
  • Capital Flows
  • International Debt Problems

Employment History

  • 2000-Present
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, Suffolk University
  • 1995-2000
    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Economics, Suffolk University
  • 1993-1995
    Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Economics Suffolk University
  • 1990-1993
    Assistant Professor, St. Louis University
  • 1988
    Summer Intern Economist, International Monetary Fund


  • “Portfolio investment flows to Asia and Latin America: Pull, push or market sentiment?”, The Journal of Asian Economics, April 2006.
  • “Determinants of Market Assessed Sovereign Risk: Economic Fundamentals and Market Risk Appetite?”, co-authored with A. Bandopadhyaya and C. Du, The Journal of International Money and Finance, Vol. 24, June 2005.
  • “Foreign Debt to Foreign Equity Swaps and the Creditworthiness of Debtor Countries”, Journal of Business and Economic Studies, Vol. 8, no.1, Spring 2002.
  • “Factors Determining the Profits of US Multinationals in Developed Countries and Emerging Economies”, Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 7, no.1, Spring 2002.
  • “The Determinants of the Survival of Realigned Exchange Rate Arrangements in Emerging Economies”, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Vol. 41, no.4, 2001.
  • “Exchange Rates and Japanese Foreign Direct Investment in Asia”, co-authored with T. Okawa, Journal of Economics and Business, Vol. 53, no.1, January 2001.
  • “Additional Lending Upon Default with Endogenous Default Penalty”, co-authored with A. Bandopadhyaya, Eastern Economic Journal, Vol. 23, no.4, Fall 1997.
  • “The Determinants of the Duration of Sovereign Debt Renegotiation”, co-authored with A. Bandopadhyaya, Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 20, May 1996.
  • “Modeling State Tax Policy: Making an Example of Massachusetts”, co-authored with D. Tuerck and K. Lang, State Tax Notes, October 1995.
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Courses Taught

  • EC-102 - Global Macroeconomics
  • EC-312 - Intermediate Macro Theory
  • EC-490 - Senior Seminar in Economics
  • EC-H102 - Honors Global Macroeconomics
  • EC-H490 - Honors Senior Seminar in Economics