Galina Hale

Professor of Economics at UC Santa Cruz (UCSC)Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)International Finance and Macroeconomics Program director at Central Bank Research Association (CEBRA)Co-director at Center for Analytical Finance (CAFIN) at UCSCCo-founder at Food System Innovations, trustee of the Food System Research Fund (FSRF)
Editor-in-Chief: Review of World Economies            Associate Editor: Journal of International EconomicsEditorial Board: IMF Economic Review, Pacific Economic Review Other: Chief Research Officer at FSI, Project advisor at MATS, Executive Board member at CREDO

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Galina Hale (Borisova) is a Professor of Economics at UC Santa Cruz. Previously she served as a Research Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and as an assistant professor of economics at Yale University. She also taught a number of courses as a visiting faculty at Stanford and UC Berkeley. 

Galina began to study economics in Russia, first in the Moscow State University economics department and then at the New Economic School's master's program.  When in Russia, she briefly worked as a consultant for the Russian Ministry of Finance and as a chief editor for a weekly newsletter of the Russian Central Bank's news agency. She received her Ph.D. in economics from UC Berkeley, under the supervision of Barry Eichengreen.

Galina’s current research interests focus on attracting mainstream finance to climate solutions, the sustainability of the global food system, and international financial stability, especially with respect to climate risks. Galina previously worked extensively on international capital flows and financial stability.   Galina has published over 30 articles in leading economics and finance peer-reviewed journals such as the Economic Journal, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of European Economic Association, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, IMF Economic Review, Review of Financial Studies, among others.  She co-wrote with Cheryl Long a monograph “Foreign Direct Investment in China: Winners and Losers.”  Galina regularly presents her work at scholarly and policy meetings worldwide. 

Galina currently serves as a co-editor-in-chief of the Review of the World Economies, co-editor of the Russian Journal of Central Banking, associate editor of the Journal of International Economics, and a member of the editorial board of the IMF Economic Review and Pacific Economic Review.  She has co-edited special issues of the Journal of International Economics and of the IMF Economic Review.  Galina is a director of the CEBRA's IFM program and a co-director of the UCSC Center for Analytical Finance (CAFIN).  She serves on multiple boards and committees in the animal welfare and animal agriculture space. 

In her free time, Galina trains for and participates in long-distance running and triathlon races and walks in beautiful places.