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Global and Entrepreneurial Finance Research Institute (GEFRI) is a GWU Research Center chartered in October 2004


Theodore M. Barnhill
Professor of Finance & Director of GEFRI
School of Business (SB)

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Elias G. Carayannis, Associate Director
Professor of Management Science,
Director of Research on Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, European Union Research Center
School of Business

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Christopher Vizas, Associate Director
Entrepreneur, East Wind Partners,
Washington, DC

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Robert Weiner, Associate Director
Professor of International Business,
Chairman, Department of International Business
School of Business

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Leandro Alves, Research Fellow

KeChang Chang, Research Fellow

Adnan Soufi, Visiting Fellow 2005 - 2006
Professor of Business Administration,
Faculty of Economics and Administration
King Abdulaziz University,
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Marcos Souto, Research Fellow

Don Stewart, Research Fellow

Ulric Weil, Senior Fellow
Washington DC

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Ismail Dalla, Visiting Scholar

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GEFRI Board of Advisors

Dennis Akernahan, Washington D.C.

Gerard Caprio - Director of the Operations and Policy Department, World Bank

Debra Diamond – Adjunct Professor GWU, Venture Capital and Mutual Fund Manager

Robert R. Davis - Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Government Relations, America's Community Bankers

Edgardo Demaestri - Senior Financial Economist, Inter-American Development Bank

Charles Frewen – Entrepreneur

Jeffrey C. Hooke - Managing Director, Hooke Associates, LLC,

Andy Klingenstein - Principal, Fairfax Partners

George Kopits - Member of Monetary Council, Central Bank of Hungary

Pietro Masci - Chief of the Infrastructure and Financial Markets Division, Inter-American Development Bank

Atsushi Masuda - Chief Representative for Argentina, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

Liliana Schumacher - Senior economist in the Africa Department, International Monetary Fund

William Seale - Chief Investment Officer and a Principal, ProFund Advisors LLC.

George Wellde – Head of North American Sales for Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities, Goldman Sachs