Contributors to the Issue

Contributors to the Issue
Journal: Journal of Globalization Studies. Volume 1, Number 2 / November 2010

Kavous Ardalan is a Professor of Finance at the School of Management, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA and a PhD in Finance from York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His research interests are in the theoretical, practical, educational, and philosophical aspects of Finance. He has received four distinguished research awards at national and international conferences. Two of his papers were recognized very highly by the publishers. Three of his papers have been referenced in the Handbook of Finance. Internationally, since 2000, he has been consistently ranked as one of the top 23 authors in both finance and economic education. His book is entitled On the Role of Paradigms in Finance.

Shmuel N. Eisenstadt was the Rose Isaacs Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he served as a faculty member since 1946. He was Chair of the Department of Sociology for 20 years (1949–1969), Dean of the Social Science Faculty (1966–1969), and served in many Hebrew University roles and duties until his retirement in 1983. During his long career Prof. Eisenstadt was a great ambassador of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He served as a visiting professor at numerous universities, including Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Chicago, Michigan, Washington, Oslo, Zurich, Vienna, and Hong Kong. He was a Fellow at the Center of Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences and the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies. As of 1967, Prof. Eisenstadt was a Senior Research Fellow at the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem. Prof. Eisenstadt was a member of the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Foreign Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Member of the American Philosophical Society, Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, Honorary Foreign Research Fellow at the Institute of Sociology of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and Honorary Fellow of the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

Leonid Grinin is a Research Professor and Director of Volgograd Center for Social Research, a co-editor of Journal of Globalization Studies and Social Evolution & History, co-editor of almanacs History & Mathematics and Evolution. His current research interests include globalization studies, economic cycles, the long-term trends in the cultural evolution and evolution of technologies, periodization of history, political anthropology and long-term development of political systems. He is author of over 240 scholarly publications, including 18 monographs, e.g., Philosophy, Sociology, and Theory of History (2003, 2007), Productive Forces and Historical Process (2003, 2006), The State and Historical Process (2007, 2009), Global Crisis in Retrospective. A Brief History of Rises and Crises (coauthored with A. Korotayev, 2010). Among his contributions to academic journals are such papers as ‘Globalization and the Transformation of National Sovereignty’, ‘The State in the Past and in the Future’, ‘Psychology of Economic Crises’, and other.

Almas Heshmati is a Professor of Economics at the Department of Food and Resource Economics, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea. He was previously Professor of Economics at Seoul National University, University of Kurdistan at Hawler; RATIO Institute, Stockholm; MTT Agrifood Research, Helsinki; Research Fellow at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, The United Nations University (WIDER-UNU), Helsinki; and Associate Professor of Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics. He holds a PhD degree in Economics/Econometrics from the University of Gothenburg. He majors in applied microeconomics and microeconometrics. The focus of his economics research is on the area of agriculture, technology and services, industrial organization, welfare, globalization, and measurement and analysis of performance. In addition to numerous articles, he has published books on global income inequality, Lisbon development strategy, recent developments in the Chinese economy, commercialization and technology transfer, productivity in East Asian manufacturing, dynamics of industrial revolution, integrated water resources management, development economics infrastructure, information and communication technology industry, and performance in power generation.

Endre Kiss is a philosopher. He is a Member of the Commission for Future Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and a Professor of the West-Hungarian University, Sopron – Szombathely, as well as the Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest.

Vladimir V. Klimenko is a Professor, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Global Energy Problems Laboratory, Moscow Power Engineering Institute (Technical University). He is author of 11 books and over 200 papers on thermal physics, energy and environment interactions, climate change, geography and history, including monographs Climate: Lost Chapter of the World History (2010), Cold Climate of the Early Subatlantic Epoch in the Northern Hemisphere (2004), Climate of the Medieval Warm Epoch in the Northern Hemisphere (2001), Energy, Nature and Climate (1997). He is a laureate of the Russian National Award in environmental studies (2007) and Alexander von Humboldt Award.

Andrey KOROTAYEV is a Professor and Head of the Department of Modern Asian and African Studies, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, as well as a Senior Research Professor of the Oriental Institute and Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences. He is author of over 300 scholarly publications, including such monographs as Ancient Yemen (1995), World Religions and Social Evolution of the Old World Oikumene Civilizations: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (2004), Introduction to Social Macrodynamics: Compact Macromodels of the World System Growth (2006) and Introduction to Social Macrodynamics: Secular Cycles and Millennial Trends (2006). At present, together with Askar Akaev and Georgy Malinetsky, he coordinates the Russian Academy of Sciences Presidium Project ‘Complex System Analysis and Mathematical Modeling of Global Dynamics’. He is a laureate of the Russian Science Support Foundation in ‘The Best Economists of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Nomination (2006).

Sangchoon Lee is a PhD student in Technology Management Economics and Policy (TEMEP) program at Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea. His research interests are in the area of performance measurement and analysis, regulatory issues and globalization.

Akop P. Nazaretyan is a Senior Research Fellow of the Oriental Institute, the Russian Academy of Sciences and Professor of Moscow State University. He is author of over 250 scholarly publications, including Aggression, Morals and the Crises in World Cultural Development (Synergetics of Historical Progress) (1996), Aggressive Crowds, Mass Panic, and Rumors. Lectures in Social and Political Psychology (2003), Civilization Crises within the Context of Universal History. Self-Organization, Psychology, and Forecasts (2004), Fear of the Dead as a Factor in Social Self-organization (2005), and Western and Russian traditions of Big History (2005).

Barry H. Rodrigue is a geographer/archeologist who works on past and present issues of global networking. An Associate Professor at the University of Southern Maine (USA), he is engaged in promoting World History & Geography and Big History, with a focus on making these studies relevant to the lives of local peoples.

Daniel J. Stasko is a chemist interested in materials for new energy technologies (fuel cell and battery applications). An Assistant Professor at the University of Southern Maine (USA), he is concerned with science literacy and ways to enhance student access to and interest in science and technology.

Alexey G. Tereshin is the leading scientist of the Global Energy Problems Laboratory, Moscow Power Engineering Institute (Technical University). He is author of more then 40 papers on environmental issues of power industry and climate change impact on energy sector. He is a laureate of the Russian Academy of Sciences Award for young scientists (2001) and Interperiodika Publishers Award (2002) (with Vladimir Klimenko).

William F. Vásquez is an Assistant Professor at Fairfield University specializing in economic development of Latin America. He has also worked as a consultant for the International Food and Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and the Central American Institute of Fiscal Studies (ICEFI). His research has been published in several academic and political journals.

Ian Yeoman is an Assoc. Professor of Tourism Management at Victoria University of Wellington, NZ. He has published extensively within the field of tourism futures, with articles published in leading academic journals such as Tourism Management, Journal of Travel Research and Journal of Vacation Marketing on a variety of topics within the context of travel and tourism. He holds a number of honorary positions, including Visiting Professor and Lector at Stenden University, Netherlands and Visiting Research Fellow at Sheffield Hallam University, England. His popular book Tomorrow's Tourists: Scenarios and Trends was published in 2008. More recent publications include Tourism and Demography (Goodfellows 2010), Practical Pricing and Revenue Management (Palgrave 2010). He is also the Editor of the Journal of Revenue & Pricing Management.