Nelson C. Mark
Alfred C. DeCrane Jr. Professor of International Economics
The work of Nelson Mark addresses some of the biggest headline stories of our day: the global recession, federal bail-outs, and the emergence of “powerhouse” Asian economies such as China and India. Widely published in his field’s most prestigious journals, Mark is known for his research expertise in international macroeconomics, exchange rate economics, and international asset pricing.
That expertise has earned him a spot as a research associate within the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the nation’s leading nonprofit economic research organization. The bureau has an impressive pedigree: 16 of the 31 American Nobel Prize winners in economics have been researchers at the NBER. Mark is also a fellow of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
Mark has been ranked among the top-1000 economists in the world. One of his articles, a seminal text on exchanges rates, is one of the top-500 most cited economics papers of all time.
The DeCrane Professorship was endowed by the Texaco Foundation in 1996, on the occasion of Al DeCrane’s (’53) retirement as chairman and chief executive officer of Texaco, Inc. An emeritus member of the Notre Dame Board of Trustees, Al and his wife, Joan, are the parents of six children, including two Notre Dame graduates.