John Burger, Ph.D.
John Burger, Ph.D., professor of economics, has taught at Loyola for 20 years and was recently named the France-Merrick Economics Faculty Scholar for his research, which focuses on international financial flows with a specialization on global bond markets. Some of his recent publications have been featured in the Journal of International Economics and IMF Economic Review. Originally from Bucks County, Pa., Burger earned his Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Economics at Wake Forest University and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He enjoys teaching Monetary Economics and International Financial Economics, which are senior-level courses that attract finance and Global Studies majors and focus on monetary policy and international finance; he also teaches courses in the interdisciplinary Global Studies program. Burger coaches Loyola’s Fed Challenge Team, a select group of students who study monetary policy topics and compete in an annual competition. Burger uses his research and interactions with policymakers to help guide the team to success.
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My colleagues in the economics department are outstanding teacher-scholars who are fun to work with, and we take pride in the strength of our department. Loyola has always been very supportive of my research, and I am honored to have been recently named the France-Merrick Economics Scholar.