Robert E. Cumby

Georgetown University
School of Foreign Service
Washington, D.C. 20057-1045

phone: 202-687-2990


Biographical Sketch

Robert E. Cumby, Ph.D

Robert E. Cumby is Professor of Economics in the School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University. He received his BA in economics from the College of William and Mary and his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

At Georgetown, he teaches international trade and finance in the undergraduate and in the masters of science in foreign service programs. Prior to joining the faculty of Georgetown University in 1994, Professor Cumby was on the faculty of the Stern School of Business of New York University between 1982 and 1994. Prior to that, he was an economist at the International Monetary Fund. During the 1993-1994 academic year, Professor Cumby served as senior economist on the Council of Economic Advisers.  And between 1998 and 2000, Professor Cumby was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the United States Department of Treasury.

Professor Cumby's primary research interests are in international finance, macroeconomics, and applied econometrics. He has served as and associate editor and co-editor of the Journal of International Economics and is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Selected Publications


Curriculum Vitae (September 2016)

Courses Taught at Georgetown:

  • International Trade (ECON 542 and ECON 243)
  • International Finance (ECON 244)
  • International Financial Markets (INAF 436)
  • Senior Thesis Semina (IECO 401)


Contact Information:


Mailing address:
Robert E. Cumby
School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.


phone (V-mail): 202-687-2990
department fax: 202-687-6102