Prof. Jeff Atik Launches Attraverso Blog on Global Economic Issues
Professor Jeffery Atik, who teaches International Banking & Finance and other courses at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, recently launched the new blog Attraverso. It serves as an online discussion about hotly contested issues in the world of international finance, as well as a depository of his reviews of important books on related topics.
Recent Attraverso posts have covered such topics as Basel III and European banking reform. Book reviews have looked at tomes about the origins of austerity and central bankers' roles in the financial crisis.
From Attraverso's introductory post:
Attraverso means "through" or "across" in Italian; it has both a spatial sense (as crossing a mountain range, or a border) and a temporal sense (as across the centuries). It seemed fitting for a new online journal designed to scratch beneath the surface of global financial issues. More than ever, public debate centers around international economic topics: the financial crisis and the great recession, bank reform, pressure on the Euro, austerity and the future of hope.
Attraverso covers the roots of these issues -- and the ongoing institutional innovations proposed to address them. Attraverso is a journal devoted to commentary and reviews of books on international finance and economics. Formerly published as a series within Loyola’s Summary Judgments faculty blog, Attraverso’s content proved vast and rich enough to fill its own space.
International finance is an arena for ideas; it is a cultural practice. Attraverso will be the first online resource dedicated to covering books in this space. The blog is designed to be a dialogue; comments are encouraged.
The blog is edited by Jeffery Atik, a widely published lawyer and economist with deep experience in Europe and North America. He teaches International Banking & Finance and related courses at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.