Karen Lewis, PhD Joseph and Ida Sondheimer Professor in International Economics and Finance, The Wharton SchoolResearch Interests:asset pricing, international finance, macro financeAbout Karen: Karen Lewis is the Joseph and Ida Sondheimer Professor of International Economics and Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a former co-director of Wharton’s Weiss Center for International Financial Research. Professor Lewis holds a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. She started her academic career at the Stern School for Business of New York University before moving to Wharton, where she has taught courses in international financial markets and multinational corporate finance. Her policy and research interests are international asset pricing and risk management, globalization of financial markets, and firm financing as well as their access to financial services. Her research has been published in a number of leading journals. Professor Lewis has also been a consultant at various central banks and international organizations including the Bank of Japan, the Bank of Israel, the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and the International Monetary Fund. She currently serves on the Research Advisory Council of SAFE (Sustainable Architecture for Finance) in Europe. She is a Senior Fellow at the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute and is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Read full faculty bio on Wharton website Executive Education Programs Taught:Value Creation and Growth through Innovative Corporate FinanceLearn how your financial institution or firm can effectively manage risk in today’s uncertain economy. Discover whether it is more efficient to take on debt, offer equity, or do a combination of both when making capital structure decisions.