Ph.D., economics, University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., economics, San Diego State University
Summary of Experience
Professor Melvin has lengthy academic and business experience in international finance – including foreign exchange market microstructure – and multi-asset investment strategies. His current research focuses on currency carry trades, currency transaction costs, and exchange rate models. Professor Melvin has published widely on topics that include exchange rates, currency investing, and international equity markets. Previous faculty appointments have included Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business; the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley; the University of California, Los Angeles; and Northwestern University.
In addition to his academic achievements, Professor Melvin has deep in-house experience in the finance industry. Before joining the Rady School, he was managing director and senior research advisor in multi-asset strategies at BlackRock. He also served as the head of currency and fixed-income research in the Global Market Strategies Group at BlackRock and Barclays Global Investors. Professor Melvin is former coeditor of the Journal of International Money and Finance, and he has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Board, the International Monetary Fund, and the Bank for International Settlements.