Economics professor Daniels earns second Fulbright award


June 25, 2012

Joseph Daniels, professor of economics, will be the Fulbright Visiting Chair in Governance and Public Policy in the political science department at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. This is Daniels’ second Fulbright award – his first was in the International Relations Program at the University of Toronto.

Over the next academic year, he will study U.S. and Canadian residents’ attitudes toward trade, immigration and foreign direct investment policies post-9/11. According to Daniels, “The project is unique in that it uses data from individual surveys conducted in multiple countries and spanning an eight year period. In this way some inferences can be drawn regarding differences in nationalistic and patriotic attitudes across nations, and how important events that increase economic uncertainty, such as the attacks of 9/11, affect attitudes global policies.”

Daniels, who studies international currency markets, exchange rate management, globalization and monetary policy, G8/G20 policymaking and the economics of religion, has also served as a distinguished visiting professor at Wake Forest University. The co-author of two textbooks on international economics, he’s published several books on the G8 and numerous articles on international money and finance.