Professor, Economics and International Business

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Marina V. Rosser was born and educated in Moscow, Russia and graduated from Moscow State University in 1976 with an M.A. in International Economics. After studying abroad at the London School of Economics, she received her Ph.D. in Economics in 1979 from Moscow State University. Her dissertation addressed technology transfer and the international competition in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan. Before emigrating to the United States, Dr. Rosser worked as a senior researcher at the Moscow Institute of World Economy and International Relations, an important think tank.

Rosser joined the faculty of James Madison University, where she is currently professor of economics, in 1987. With J. Barkley Rosser, Jr., she co-authored Comparative Economics in a Transforming World Economy, which is now in its third edition with MIT Press. This book has been adopted at Stanford University and the University of Oxford and has been widely used outside of the United States.

Dr. Rosser has taught as guest lecturer at the New School of Economics, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Summer School of Institutional Economics in Corsica. She has published such outlets as Journal of Economic Issues, Journal of Comparative Economics, and International Journal of Social Economics. She participates in JMU's graduate certificate program in International NGO Management. During her assignments in Paris, France and in Antwerp, Belgium Dr. Marina Rosser taught the Economic History of the European Integration and the Economics of the European Union.

Her areas of interest include International Economics, Transition Economics, International Trade, European Integration, and Comparative Economics.

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