Debra Glassman

Debra Glassman

Senior Lecturer in Business Economics
Faculty Director, Global Business Center (GBC)
Faculty Director, Certificate of International Studies in Business (CISB)

PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1980
MS, University of Wisconsin, 1979
BA, University of Michigan, 1975

International finance, global macroeconomics, international trade policy and institutions, European business

Positions Held
At the University of Washington Business School since 1992
Assistant Professor, UW Jackson School of International Studies (1989-1992)
Visiting Associate Professor, UCLA Department of Economics (1987-1989)
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Alberta Department of Economics (1985-1986)
Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia Department of Economics (1981-1987)

Current Research
Home bias in international portfolio investment
World Trade Organization and international trade disputes

Honors and Awards
GEMBA Excellence in Teaching Award for 2008-2009 (2009)
Evening MBA Profesor of the Quarter for Autumn, Class of 2006 (2005, 2006)
Global EMBA Excellence in Teaching Award (2001-2008)
Elective Professor of the Year, Evening MBA Class of 2004 (2003)
MBA Professor of the Year, Class of 2003 (2003)
Financial Management Association Competitive Papers Award (1993)

Academic Service
Program on the Environment Executive Steering Committee
European Union Center Executive Committee
Center for West European Studies Steering Committee
Phi Beta Kappa Executive Committee

Selected Publications
  • “What Causes Home Asset Bias and How Should It Be Measured?” with Leigh Riddick, Journal of Empirical Finance, Vol. 8, No. 1, March 2001, pp. 35-54.
  • "Conditioning Manager Alphas of Economic Information: Another Look at the Persistence of Performance," with Jon A. Christopherson and Wayne E. Ferson, Review of Financial Studies, 1998.
  • "Off the Mark: Lessons for Exchange Rate Modelling," with Paul Boothe, Oxford Economic Papers, 1987.

Contact Information

Office:440 Paccar Hall

Mailing Address

Foster School of Business
University of Washington
Box 353226
Seattle, WA 98195-3226

"It is impossible to analyze international business without taking politics and institutions into account. Even international financial markets, which are probably the most globalized of all markets, are subject to national influences."