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Edward Jankovic

Senior Lecturer of Economics & Finance, School of Business

Mandeville Hall, Room 217A

Dr. Edward M. Jankovic, Doctor of International Business Administration and a former commodities broker, is a professor of international financial affairs and economics at the University of Bridgeport, his alma mater (MBA 1979).

Professor Jankovic has taught international finance, economics, and investments for nearly 20 years. His doctoral dissertation (2007) explains relationships among country risk and investor expectations in Central Europe. His book based on that work has provided policymakers and investors with practical information.

Before his teaching career, he was a broker for Merrill Lynch International, working with producers and growers of commodities in South America, educating them to hedging techniques in the commodity futures markets. Later he focused on money markets and foreign exchange products, last at EuroBrokers Capital Markets. He is a registered Series 3 commodities broker and Commodity Trading Advisor.

Professor Jankovic specializes in emerging markets finance and economies in transition. He has covered South America, Europe, and the Balkans in his business and academic work, and deals with organizations that need to handle business, political, financial, and market risks.


Doctor of International Business Administration (DIBA), Nova Southeastern University, 2007
Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Bridgeport, 1979
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), University of Miami, 1975


Courses Taught:
Investment Banking FIN 560
Finance FIN 505
Technical Analysis & Trading FIN 530
Financial Analysis & Modeling FIN 540
Cases in Finance FIN 550
International Financial Affairs & Business Strategy MGMT 539
Derivatives FIN 545


Relationships Among Country Risk, Investor Expectations, and Financial Variables in Central Europe, Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2010

“The Financial Setting for FDI Inflows into The Czech Republic and Slovakia,” International Business Research, Vol. 4, No. 3; July 2011

"Slovenia, Country Risk, and FDI – Three Levels of Analysis: Mixed Methodologies Offer Fresh Insights,” Journal of Slovene Studies, Vol. 32, No.s 1-2; 2010

“Managing Information Across the Enterprise: Implementing a Program Management Office,” International Journal of Case Method Research & Application, XXI, 3, 2009

“A Strategic Blueprint for Central European Stock Exchanges.” The New England Business Administration Assoc. 2004 NEBAA International Conference Proceedings

Community Service (Newspapers)

Jankovic, Edward, M., “Introducing the LouMiBama Bond,” The Financial Times, October 4, 2005

Jankovic, Edward, M., “A Raised Eyebrow Tells You More Than Any Screen Can,” The Financial Times, September 19, 2000

Conference Presentations And Participation
“Managing Information Across the Enterprise by Implementing a Program Maintenance Office within the Financial Organization.” With Terry and Lohle. World Assoc. for Case Study Research & Analysis 2009 conference. Vancouver

“Knowledge Seekers (Historians, Coaches, and Workers): A “Knowledge-Driven” Approach to Case Study Development.” With Terry and DeMichiell. World Assoc. for Case Study Research & Analysis 2009 conference. Sedona, Arizona

“Country Risk and Common Drivers of FDI in Central Europe.” Presenter and discussant at the International Atlantic Economic Society 2008 conference. Warsaw

“Improving the Financial Setting for FDI Inflows into Czech Republic and Slovakia.” Presenter and discussant at the 2008 FMA European Conference. Prague


Honors and Awards:
Professional Memberships, Licenses, And Affiliations:

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
Association of Former Intelligence Officers
Financial Management Association International
Futures Industry Association
International Atlantic Economic Society
Marine Corps Association
National Futures Association
National Press Club
Society for Slovene Studies
World Association of Case Method Research and Application (WACRA)
Commodity Trading Advisor – Series 3 Commodities License