Jane Hughes
Senior Consultant - International Finance

Ms. Jane Hughes serves as a senior consultant at KWR International, Inc. (KWR); a firm specializing in the delivery of research, communications, consulting and advisory services to a wide range of public and private sector clients. She is also a Professor at Brandeis University’s Graduate School of International Economics and Finance.
Professor Hughes joined the faculty at Brandeis University in 1987. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in globalization, international financial markets, country risk analysis, foreign exchange markets, accounting, and business ethics; she was twice named Teacher of the Year. From 1999 to 2002 she served as director of the Master of Science in Finance program at Brandeis, a part-time program for working professionals.

Professor Hughes lectures and consults widely on topics in the field of international finance, specializing in Latin American currency and political risk. She has lectured to numerous audiences in the business and academic arenas, most recently on worldwide corruption issues in the post-globalization era. From 1985 until 2002 she was senior advisor to Political Risk Services (PRS), based in Syracuse, New York. She designed global macroeconomic scenarios to serve as the foundation for country risk analyses, and worked on political risk analyses for more than 100 countries. Corporate and government clients included top firms in the fields of financial services and natural resource extraction worldwide. Prior to joining Brandeis, Professor Hughes was a vice president with Manufacturers Hanover, where she helped corporate clients design and implement global treasury systems to manage their foreign exchange exposures and to optimize their cash management. She began her career as a foreign exchange analyst at Bankers Trust.

Professor Hughes has authored or co-authored numerous books and articles, including the upcoming Carnival on Wall Street: Global Financial Markets, 1991-2001 (John Wiley & Sons, 2004). She co-authored a textbook, International Banking: Text and Cases (Addison-Wesley, 2002), in addition to New Tigers and Old Elephants: The Development Game in the 1990s and Beyond (Transaction, 1995) and Latin American Debt in the 1990s (Praeger, 1991). Her articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Euromoney, BizEd, USA Today, Institutional Investor, and The Providence Journal.

Professor Hughes is a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University. She earned her MBA from New York University, and an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

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